J. Cole Puts His Spin on ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ Theme Song
While fans continue to wait for that first official single from J. Cole‘s Roc Nation debut, the 26-year-old has kept busy with a few side projects, the most recent of which includes some new beat work for ESPN.
The rapper, producer and sports enthusiast — reference his mixtapes ‘The Come Up’ and ‘The Warm Up’ for further details — was recently tapped to revamp the theme song for ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ show. The North Carolina native put an updated spin on the opening song, comparing it to a Lil Jon piece. “I had the honor and the privilege of remaking the legendary theme song. It’s a classic,” J. Cole explained in an ESPN clip. “The old one was more like Mozart. This is more like Lil Jon.”
While his work for ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ gave Cole a chance to showcase his production skills, a recent Powerade ad highlighted his rhyming with the original track ‘I’m On It,’ which first hit the web back in October 2010. The song was set as the soundtrack to a clip featuring Chicago Bulls MVP Derrick Rose.
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