LeBron James has been gaining a reputation as hip-hop’s new A&R and tastemaker, taking to social media to share unreleased songs and co-sign a few artists he likes. Tee Grizzley, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle, and others have benefited from the LeBron James Effect, building hype for their upcoming projects. So it’s only right that LeBron gets to curate his own playlist on Apple Music for the NikeConnect NBA jerseys, which are available now.
The Unbreakable playlist starts with Big Sean and Metro Boomin’s “Go Legend.” The momentum picks up with Offset’s “Ric Flair Drip,” then it goes into fan favorites like Migos’ “Motorpsort” and the remix to Goldlink’s “Crew.” The big homie Drake appears three times on “No Long Talk,” “Big Amount,” and “Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music 2.” It’s not all new school rap; 'Bron does slide in the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Unbelievable” for a little throwback.
If you need to power through some last-minute studying for finals, this playlist is for you. Or if you’re out of school and just need some fitness motivation, this is good for that too. Channel the greatness of the King.
More athletes are expected to create their own playlists in the future. They will be available for NikeConnect jersey owners and Apple Music subscribers. You can listen to the playlist here.