Finally, the day we have all been waiting for has arrived.

No, not the start of the NBA season, though I suppose that is a pretty momentous occasion as well. Right now, however, I’m talking about the long-awaited release of Stephen Jackson’s “Lonely At the Top,” a rap track featuring Kevin Durant that StackJack told the world about a couple months ago. It’s here and it’s available on iTunes for the totally-worth-it price of $0.99.

As I’m sure you could guess by the title, the song’s all about how hard it is to be on top and how haters are the worst. In fact, the phrase “haters gonna hate” is literally in the hook, so that kind of tells you everything you need to know about this song. Both guys acquit themselves pretty well, but I’d say Jackson is the better rapper by a hair. His voice kind of sounds like Andre 3000 at times, though his rapping doesn’t. Durant, meanwhile, sounds like Dave Chappelle rapping which is kind of unsettling but not that bad. You probably wouldn’t want to listen to this if you weren’t an NBA fan, but it’s pretty good for a couple of NBA players. Not the most ringing endorsement, I know, but it actually is a compliment when you consider some of the NBA rap songs we’ve heard in the past. Also, it comes edited, which is funny.

His mixtape, “Jack of All Trades,” comes out soon and that’s when we’ll supposedly get to hear LeBron James rapping. Until then, enjoy a different MVP candidate rapping with Stephen Jackson after the jump.

Comments (11)

  1. I hate buying crap from iTunes but it’s a small price to pay to listen to the JOAT.

  2. KD sounds OK. Jack is wack.

    God help me…

  3. I gotta say KD isnt that bad

  4. this beat is WEEEAK. I hope he isn’t only rockin one producer for this whole mixtape.

    KD’s flow is acceptable.

    Garbage lyrics from both of them and the hook, but I guess that’s kinda predictable.

  5. “I’m starin down while these other boys climbin up, lookin at my watch I can tell that they time is up. Young boy in the game and I’m 23, money like a vet why fret over 100g!” – Durantula

    huuuuuuuge hahaha

  6. Just like how British people sound totally different when they sing, I guess the same thing applies to NBA players when they rap.

  7. Switch T-Pain Circa 2007 for whoever did the hook, J. Cole for Stephen Jackson, and Kendrick Lamar for Kevin Durant, and switch the beat (the lyrics of the hook might have to be altered too) and you got urself a hit..

  8. What does Stephen Jackson really know about the top? He’s never experienced it. Maybe he spoke to ppl that have and he wrote the song for them? Obviously he’s spent time talking to Pops, Duncan, Nellie, Jordan, he obviously spoke to/near KD and lebron at some point. U gotta assume he hear Kobe yell at a teammate or ref at some point over the years. Maybe he owns Reasonable Doubt, Illmatic, all eyez on me, biggies best album who’s name I can’t remember right now….

  9. Jokes and Jokes and Jokes and Jokes. Spaghetti Spaghetti Spaghetti Spaghetti

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