Sport Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN' reaches LeBron James on personal level

16:05  21 april  2017
16:05  21 april  2017 Source:   Sporting News

LeBron James teases the world with snippets of Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album

  LeBron James teases the world with snippets of Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album LeBron got his hands on the album a day early.Kendrick Lamar sent the Internet into a frenzy last week when he announced his latest album, “DAMN.” would be released April 14. He’s released one single from the album thus far – “Humble” – but LeBron James seemingly got his hands on the entire thing.

LeBron James posted multiple stories on his Instagram account showing him jamming out to Lamar ' s new album, Damn . Kendrick Lamar ' s " Damn " album is No. 1 on iTunes. "Somebody tell Geraldo this nigga got some ambition", Lamar raps on DAMN .

Lebron James hopped on Instagram Live on Thursday afternoon to preview songs from Kendrick Lamar ' s fourth album ' DAMN .' before it officially drops, including.

After his triple-double and comeback performance against the Pacers, LeBron James took some time to talk about Kendrick Lamar's new album "DAMN."

“That’s a great question, man. I haven’t stopped listening to it since he sent it to me before it came out. The guy is an unbelievable talent. His wordplay in his lyrics is unbelievable, and it hit home for me at times because I was a kid who grew up in the inner city.

“His story of the notion of you either play basketball or sell drugs, that’s it, there’s no out. You become a statistic. As an African American kid growing up in the inner city, they don’t believe you can get out and become something. That’s why I’m able to relate to a lot of his lyrics and relate to a lot of his stories. He’s an unbelievable artist and an unbelievable person. I’m glad he’s able to put those words onto a track for all of us to be able to hear. For me, I definitely appreciate it.”

Kendrick Lamar releases new album DAMN.

  Kendrick Lamar releases new album DAMN. So here it is. Kendrick Lamar has just dropped his new album, DAMN. And if you subscribe to Spotify then you can check it out below. Arriving after 2015’s highly acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly and last year’s untitled unmastered – and just a few weeks after he shared the video for ‘HUMBLE.’ - DAMN is light on guest appearances although it does feature Rihanna and um, U2 and Zacari. It also includes contributions by Mike WiLL Made-It, BADBADNOTGOOD, the Alchemist, DJ Dahi, James Blake, Sounwave, and others. Like the previously released HUMBLE. and the album title, all of the album’s song titles are capitalized. The tracklisting is: 01. BLOOD. 02. DNA. 03. YAH. 04. ELEMENT. 05. FEEL. 06. LOYALTY. (feat. Rihanna) 07. PRIDE. 08. HUMBLE. 09. LUST. 10. LOVE. 11. XXX (feat. U2) 12. GOD. 13. FEAR. 14. DUCKWORTH. https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/4eLPsYPBmXABThSJ821sqY The album is sure to stir up a load of controversy from the outset. The first two tracks of the album, ‘BLOOD.’ and ‘DNA.’ feature samples from Fox News in which host Geraldo Rivera takes a swipe at the rapper’s performance of ‘Alright’ at the 2015 BET Awards. The news presenter wasn’t bowled over with Lamar rapping from the top of a police car and yelling, “We hate the po-po, wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho” and “My gun might blow.

With the countdown now on for tomorrow’s release of Kendrick Lamar ’ s new album DAMN , it seems that some early copies have been distributed to some of K.Dot’s closest pals. One of those, LeBron James to be precise, has been teasing bits of the project over on his Instagram Story

LeBron James previews some never before heard Kendrick Lamar songs! With Kendrick Lamar ' s 4th studio album " DAMN ." dropping in less than 24 hours, TDE has found a way to give Kendrick 's audience a little hint of what they're in for.

Kendrick Lamar © (Getty Images) Kendrick Lamar

James and Lamar have had a connection over the past few years. Before the new album was released last Friday, the MVP candidate received an advanced copy and debuted snippets of songs on his Instagram account.

There was also the time last year where James tweeted he wanted Lamar to release his untitled tracks he performed on various platforms. That led to the release of Lamar's "untitled unmastered."

Kendrick Lamar taps Travis Scott for upcoming tour .
Kendrick Lamar is taking Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. on tour with him. Kendrick will be kicking off his hotly anticipated DAMN. Tour on 12 July (17) in Phoenix, Arizona, with the shows ending on 6 August (17) in Los Angeles. He’ll be joined by his two collaborators on the North American trek, after they both featured on Kendrick’s recent number one album. DAMN., the 29-year-old’s fourth studio offering, soared to the top of the charts when it was released earlier this month (Apr17). It landed the top spot in both America’s Billboard 200 and the U.K.’s R&B Albums chart, and peaked at number two in countries including Australia, Norway and Sweden. While fans have lapped up the 14-song record, no one loves it more than Kendrick’s mother Paula Oliver. The proud mum sent the star a glowing text praising his work, adding emojis after nearly every sentence. “OMG (oh my god). This cd is bombbbbbb! You should of put me and your daddy on this one too j/k (joke),” she said in the message Kendrick shared with his Instagram followers. “This is your best one to me, no bulls**t. Your daddy said u looked stressed out on the cover lol I said n**ga that’s the point, we always stressing him out Since a Lil boy you been a over thinker though (sic).” She also admitted she missed the Coachella stream, but praised his “die hard fans” who she said she loved. Kendrick closed out the 2017 Coachella Festival on Sunday (23Apr17) after landing the biggest sales week on the U.S. album chart this year (17).

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