Basketball superstar, LeBron James gave Hip Hop group Bone Thugs -N- Harmony the cosign on social media.
The Los Angeles Lakers basketball legend took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the popular Cleveland group. On July 25, XXL Magazine tweeted a “Today In Hip Hop” post regarding Bone Thugs second studio album, titled E. 1999 Eternal. It read, “1995: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony drop their second album E 1999 Eternal. What song on here has the best beat?”
Unquestionably, the tweet prompted a big response from fans far and wide. Hip Hop fan @AstronautKI shared the tweet saying; “classic…best s*** to ever come out the Land.” Following this, LeBron James agreed retweeting; “FACTS!!!!!! Til this day I’m still bumping this.”
Released in July of 1995 through Eazy E’s Ruthless Records, E. 1999 Eternal sold 307,000 copies in its first week. Boasting hits like “1st of Tha Month”, “East 1999” and “Tha Crossroads”, the album received a nomination for The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 1996, losing out to Naughty By Nature’s “Poverty Paradise.” Interestingly, Bone Thugs-N- Harmony wrote “Tha Crossroads” as a dedication to their mentor Eazy-E.
So with all this taken into account, LeBron James certainly knows his classic Hip Hop. Furthermore, in January 2020, he posted his Instagram story while working out listening to Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur. Vibing to Tupac and the Outlawz “Tradin War Stories”, LeBron shows fans what music clearly motivates him. Following his exercise sets, he even showcases his rhyming skills by rapping along. Although recorded in late 1995, “Tradin War Stories” was released in 1996 on Tupac’s “All Eyez On Me” album.
Although rocking with Bone Thugs -N- Harmony and Tupac, LeBron fell short of adding them to his Top 5 Hip Hop albums list. Earlier in 2022, a Twitter user asked him for his Top 5, and LeBron indeed obliged. He went for; Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, Jay-Z’s The Black Album, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death and Nas’ It Was Written.