Wale’s Mixtape and Madden 11
WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on everybody? IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re both from D.C. and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t at all. I felt comfortable being around the mic, plus IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got my own studio that I like to mess around in back in Oklahoma City. So I just went with the flow. It wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like I was rapping. The words just kind of came to me. Besides, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not the kind of guy whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gonna boast about myself.
While weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re on the topic of music, I also got involved with PÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Tones Records out in L.A. with Wale and Kenny Burns. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve just been doing my thing. Because IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking forward to playing some of my teammates when we get together again. This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Madden is definitely tougher than last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s game. And you know I always going to play with my Ã¢â‚¬ËœSkins.
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.
Tags: Bow Wow, Community Work, EA Sports, Kevin Durant, Kevin Durant Blog, Madden 11, P'Tones, Pepsi Refresh, Summer 2010, Wale