Wale’s Mixtape and Madden 11

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What’s going on everybody? I’m just out here in New York City for this USA Basketball training camp, working hard every day and trying to get ready for the World Championship in Turkey.

I’m sure some of you heard by now that I had a guest spot on the new Wale mix tape. Wale is like my family. We’re both from D.C. and we’ve known each other for a while now. He reached out to me a few months ago asking if I wanted to be on his mix tape and I really didn’t know what to say. H told me not to worry about it.

Really, I just wanted people to see another side of me. It was pretty cool and I’m grateful for him letting me be on it. It felt good to get this opportunity. If anybody wants to hear me, go get that mix tape. We laid it down just before I went to Vegas for the first USA training camp. People have been asking me if I was nervous, but to tell you the truth I really wasn’t at all. I felt comfortable being around the mic, plus I’ve got my own studio that I like to mess around in back in Oklahoma City. So I just went with the flow. It wasn’t like I was rapping. The words just kind of came to me. Besides, I’m not the kind of guy who’s gonna boast about myself.

While we’re on the topic of music, I also got involved with P’Tones Records out in L.A. with Wale and Kenny Burns. I’m partnering with them to build a music studio for high school students in the D.C. area. I just want to see kids, especially ones in the D.C. area, gain more knowledge on how to make music and be producers or singers or rappers. I wanted to help people out so that we have more people get into the music industry out of D.C. You can help us raise money for the program by voting for P’Tones Records to win a Refresh Grant HERE.

Aside from that, I’ve just been doing my thing. Because I’ve got something going with EA Sports, one of my guys there hooked me up with the new Madden football game a few weeks back, so I’ve been hooked on that.

A big thanks to EA again for that because I love Madden. EA Sports puts out some good games and each year Madden keeps getting better and better. I’ve been playing my father and my brothers for a week or two now. I also had a little fun talking trash on Twitter with my friend Bow Wow about Madden. He thinks he can beat me, but no way that’s happening! I’ve got a pretty good handle on it so I’m looking forward to playing some of my teammates when we get together again. This year’s Madden is definitely tougher than last year’s game. And you know I always going to play with my ‘Skins.

So are any of you aspiring musicians or producers? And has anyone else got the new Madden? What do you all think? Let me know in my comments section.

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  • Mark S.

    Keep doing good things KD, you're becoming an excellent role model for young kids!

  • JH

    Madden 11 is Great like always. PS3 id name: moreJsthanu Add me and we'll play.

  • Eamonwhalen15

    What song are you featured on on More About Nothing?

  • Darin Munn

    what is your psn name?

  • http://twitter.com/Alexconover Alex Conover

    Hey KD, I liked your interlude and the mixtape was fire. Wale can really do it, I love the Seinfeld theme.

  • esj

    Wale's mixtape is the illest tape out this year – album/mixtape/EP anything… continues to impress me. Enjoyed your cameo………. from front to back, More About Nothing is awesome

  • Bibby1009

    whats the name of the song you and wale did?

  • http://twitter.com/Fly_Teez Teezy

    You're my favorite NBA player. I'm a high school basketball player and an aspiring musician. Check me out slash keep doin your thing !

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  • Keenan Martin

    Dear Durant,
    I'm actually an artist (rapper) myself. And I got a few girls getting Madden for me on my birthday (Getting my big pimpin' on) lol

  • Sjangelovich

    great article about the greatest of KD35

    http://couchpotatosteve.blogspot.com/2010/07/un…

  • Jjrock9

    aley got madden first day it came out

  • TRob27

    Hey KD, my pair of KDll's should be here any day now. I can't wait. Got Madden on release night and I'm really diggin' the Ultimate Team mode. PSN: TRob27 I would really enjoy playing you sometime. Best of luck this summer and in the upcoming season!

  • Adam Cagle

    Madden 11 is AWESOME.. big improvement IMO. Make us proud out there KD, we want that gold! And also, just gotta say man… during the whole BS with all the “Kings” of the NBA this season, you showed so much class and integrity in your business dealings… during this season you showed the world what TEXAS fans already knew, that your game was a lot more than just mad points… I've been a big fan since you put on the Orange, I even have your Thunder Jersey, my first NON Laker jersey EVER… I know I'm just a fan, but you've made me and my crew nothing but proud in the way you have handled every aspect of the game and of your public life.. it is really great to see role models in the public eye instead of just jokers all the time. So u lookin good with your Madden cover… but I am waiting to get my hands on the KD cover NBA2k (or NBA Live… who ever pays ya more man :-)

  • Da'C

    Man, Durant & Rose are dapper dudez.

  • jack d

    the new madden is good the gameflow is good for lazy people like me haha but man the skins need to be better

  • jack duffy

    which part of dc you from

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    kevin ur mvp. add me panthersfan34

  • http://twitter.com/TeezyDuh Teezy Da Trend$etta

    Yeah Im one of the dopest in my state (Oklahoma) you definitely need to check my music out.

  • Christsbabygyrl

    what is the name of your new record label

 

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