LeBron James Dips Toes in Rap Game with Instagram Audio Clips

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 10, 2013

The King would very much appreciate it if you turned his headphones up.

Next Impulse Sports spotted a couple of audio clips that LeBron James posted to his Instagram account. Judging by the vocal tones, we can only assume it's the Miami Heat superstar who's laying down the rhymes. 

We have no idea if James is suddenly shy, but we would like to request he actually show himself the next time he spits lyrics via Instagram.

Here is the video, with the first part featuring James puffing out his chest and delivering a few shout-outs to up our anticipation. 

Are you not entertained?

Now, James didn't actually rap in the first half, but the second is packed to the brim with syncopated brilliance. 

It's fair to assume that is James rapping over Kayne West and Jay-Z's "Ni**as in Paris," but there is hardly enough of the track for us to properly grade the NBA star on his flow. 

It sounds like he's solid, but we're only talking about mere seconds. If you want more, James once stood on stage with Drake, a 2010 relic we can add to his now budding hip-hop portfolio. 

James is coming off a fantastic year wherein he claimed his second consecutive NBA championship and his fourth MVP award. 

I guess it was only a matter of time before he went for a Grammy. 

After just a snippet of rapping, I still have no idea if James is any good. We can only sit in silence as we await his next release, hoping he doesn't decide to drop all of his track in 15-second segments. Instead, he should just drop an album's worth of rhymes on us all at once.

Maybe he could even have an hour-long show on ESPN to celebrate the album. Yes, that sounds like a grand idea. 

Head to Twitter, and we can discuss the finer points of James, the rapper: 


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