Ron Artest Releases ‘Champion’ Single
Ron Artest put in a heroic effort to help the Los Angeles Lakers win Game 7 of the NBA Finals, and he has wasted no time in promoting some of his extracurricular activities after the series. Instead of reflecting on his performance in a post-game interview, the proud Queensbridge native revealed that he had predicted the championship in a rap single that he recorded last summer entitled 'Champion.' Considering the all too perfect timing, Artest will release the single. Bizarrely, it's actually pretty good!
In fact, we'd wager that Artest has created the best rap single by an athlete thus far. This beats previous contenders from Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant amongst others. Artest seems to know how successful rapping works circa 2010, spending most of the track bragging about how he is a champion and comparing himself to Muhammad Ali, Michael Phelps, Mike Tyson, Barry Bonds and best-of-all Dale Earnhardt.
"I love the fourth quarter," he raps, apparently displaying his uncanny ESP. "The ninth inning/ I love Game 7/ Bring on the competition."
Artest wrote the track's lyrics before his move to the Lakers and obviously had no idea that he'd become the key player in the real Game 7 of the NBA Finals. In turn, 'Champion' is way more successful than anything on Artest's debut record 'My World,' which came and went with little fanfare in 2006. You can check out the track over at the always-trusty Nah Right.