What did J.Cole say about Ja Maront, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook on The Off-Season? J.Cole’s new album features a number of NBA references – here’s what they are.
J.Cole’s new album The Off-Season dropped on Thursday night and people are already singing its praises.
The new album features cameos from the likes of 21 Savage, Lil Baby, and Cam’ron, as well as a sample from Damian Lillard.
There’s also a few other NBA shout-outs on The Off-Season, including one for Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Maront, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.
Here’s what J.Cole said about them.
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J.Cole shouts out Ja Maront on My Life
They also speak on what their lives could have been like if they didn’t fight to make it out.
At one point, in the first verse, Cole pays homage last season’s Rookie of the Year.
“Know when I’m done with these songs, you gon’ miss me
Ja Morant, I’m on my Grizzly.”
Cole admits to ‘feeling like LeBron’
Elsewhere on The Off-Season, J.Cole compares himself to Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James on 100 Mil.
He wants to let the world know that, just like LeBron, he’s still at the peak of his powers.
“Can’t leave the game yet, I feel like LeBron.
“Still getting better after all this time. 100 mil and I’m still on the grind.”
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J.Cole on Russell Westbrook
J.Cole’s other NBA reference on The Off-Season is to Washington Wizard point guard Russell Westbrook.
The all-time leader in triple doubles is known to celebrate getting a bucket by doing a ‘rock-a-baby’ gesture, and on the song Amari, J.Cole is suggesting he does the same celebration when he kills a verse in the booth.
J.Cole recently signs for African basketball team
Rapper J. Cole recently signed a deal to play in the Basketball Africa League with Rwanda’s Patriots BBC, The Athletic reports.
They say Cole is one of two foreign signings made by Rwanda’s Patriots, as well as NC State star Brandon Costner.
The rapper has reportedly signed to play three to six games.