With NBA All Star Weekend just around the corner, Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest is looking forward to dropping more than just jump shots. He’s also set to drop his latest mixtape, titled Ball’n.
While the Lakers forward is not particularly revered for producing clever or provocative lyrics, his latest tape shows that he sure as hell has a knack for pulling together some of Hip Hop’s most popular, and in some instances, most respected talents. Artists featured on the mixtape include Nas, Bun B, Chamillionaire, Three 6 Mafia, Gucci Mane, Paul Wall, and others. DJ Felli Fell hosts the project.
The mixtape will drop with Artest’s new basketball sneaker, also called Ball’n, and will be presented on Friday, February 18 at the ESPN Zone in the LA Live Entertainment Complex. There are five different color schemes, one being, of course, the white, purple, and gold Lakers colors.
The Ball’n mixtape will also be available on Vibe.com a day earlier, on February 17. Artest will not participate in NBA All Star Weekend, but will be in Los Angeles during the event.