"Bananas!" " "Strong" "No-brainer"
These are preliminary reviews from NBA stars Juan Howard, Shawn Marion and Glen "Big Baby" Davis in the trailer for the upcoming Hip Hop/Basketball hybrid album Full Court Press Vol. 1. The brainchild of former Bad Boy Records Director of A&R Shannon "Slam" Ridley features rapping appearances from a who's who in "who knew they can rap?" Birdman, Houston Rockets' Trevor Ariza, Silk The Shocker (*checks calendar for correct year*), New York Knicks' Iman Shumpert and plenty more will help raise funds for non-profit organization "nPlay Foundation" via the proceeds for this album. The album will feature no cursing and will be released through the newly formed label The Cherry Party, a joint venture with Sony Music.
Full Court Press Vol. 1's has been under development for over three years in the form of randomly released tracks, sparse details and recently a revamped tracklist. The album was originally to feature Juan Howard, Rick Ross and Trina; all of whom are not on the final track list. The album was intended to be released during the 2013 All Star Game in February 2013. This time around, the dream project sports and Hip Hop fans never knew they dreamt has a solid release date of December 9th, 2014.
Check out Full Court Press Vol. 1's official tracklist and the teaser trailer for the upcoming video for "I'm A Champion" featuring Shawn Marion, Young Cash, T-Pain and Dorrough below:
1) “Airtime” feat. Future, Sean Garrett, Rocko, Lou Williams
2) “I'm A Champion” feat. T-Pain, Dorrough, Shawn Marion and Young Cash,
3) “Go Hard” feat. Bun B, Stephen Jackson
4) Oh Yeah” feat. Snoop, The Game, Joe Smith, Lamar Odom
5) “Showout” feat. Mase, Iman Shumpert, Chris Styles, Manio
6) “Bang 'Em Down Low” feat. Soulja Boy, Glen Big Baby Davis, Maurice “Mo” Pete
7) “Winning Streak” feat. Twista, Willie Taylor, Carlos Boozer
8) “Ball Hard On 'EM” feat. Trevor Ariza, Gudda Gudda, Birdman, Silk The Shocker
9) “We Hoopin (Yea Boy)” feat. Royce Da 5’9”, Charlie Villanueva