It opens up with Oladipo surrounded by a throng of girls in a tropical island setting. The scene then transitions to a club, where Oladipo dances with and serenades the girl he’s taken an interest in.
His eight-track debut arrived about a month into the new NBA season and features appearances from Tory Lanez, Eric Bellinger, PnB Rock, and Trey Songz. According to Oladipo, there's no difference between preparing to release a song or getting ready for a game.
“I like practicing before I do it. So, with both, I practice, try to learn, I try to do the best at everything to make sure that I’m ready to do whatever it is I’m doing,” he told Complex in November.
And while a number of NBA players have dabbled in rap careers, Oladipo decided to take the singing route.
“I first started singing when I was a little kid, in church,” he added. “As I got older, I never knew that I was really talented until probably like high school. I didn’t really start taking it seriously until my third or fourth year in the league. It was always a big part of my life, I just didn’t take it seriously until now.”
Check out the Two Seven Films-directed video for “Forward” above.
On the court, Oladipo is putting up a solid line of 20.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists a game with his Pacers currently third in the Eastern Conference. Another All-Star Game appearance seems like a strong possibility. You can cast a vote for him here.