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So I just watched two episodes of Cribs back to back. Today's theme was "NBA Players," so I figured the houses they would be showing would be fairly nice, for lack of a better term.
After getting the grand tour of these houses, I realized they all had one thing in common: Of the six players they showed, four of them had recording studios built into the house.
I'm not sure if I missed the memo somewhere that NBA players, while being really good at basketball, are also recording engineers. LeBron James is not achieving "warm tones" in any of the recordings that he is quite possibly laying down in his home studio.
I know what you're thinking: These studios are exclusively for making hip-hop tracks. Could be true, yes. But one of the houses, I think it was Josh Smith's, had a very impressive live room that I think any engineer would be happy to utilize while recording drums or guitar.
So while I don't want to make any sweeping generalizations or bold predictions, I think it is very possible that labels will now be sending their artists to record their next album with Josh Smith