A bunch of all-star rappers have gotten together to record a song for the new LeBron James doc, More Than a Game. No big news here, since most rappers can't go into the studio without at least two or three other guys tagging along.
The big deal about "Forever" is that it marks the first time Lil Wayne and Eminem have appeared together on a track.
The song, which gives top-billing to "Best I Ever Had" hitmaker Drake, also includes a verse by Kanye West.
It's pretty good — but it's also kinda long. It goes on for six minutes, about two minutes' more than most hip-hop fans' attention spans. There are plenty of subtle lines about how great King James is (what? You expected a rhyme about Kobe?), but they could just as well be about the artists (we have no fucking clue what Weezy's going on about).
Our favorite line comes early: "Last name 'Ever,' first name 'Greatest.'" And Em throws a rhyme in there about Hannibal Lecter, because we think he's contractually obligated to.
Hype Williams (who else, right?) will direct the hip-hop all-star team in the official "Forever" video, which will come out sometime next month.
The movie will be released on October 2. The soundtrack drops a few days before, on September 29. You can grab the song on iTunes or listen to it for free above. —Michael Gallucci