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.