‘Lonely at the Top’ by Stephen Jackson, feat. Kevin Durant

Forget the season starting, the best thing about today is Stephen Jackson and Kevin Durant’s anticipated track “Lonely at the Top” dropping. (You can buy it on iTunes.)

And you know what? I dig it. I really do. Jackson is good and KD is solid. It’s not your typical NBA-player-wants-to-be-Kanye cringefest. It’s kind of… good.

A sampling of KD’s lines: “Young boy in the game and I’m 23 money like a vet why fret over a hundred g’s … Trey five on my back for my OG, never overlook a single a word that he told me.”

So yeah, pretty much the next Stairway to Heaven if you ask me.

Via TBJ

elginthunder
2012-10-30 12:10:23
Well, it's not terrible so KD 1, Shaq, Artest, every other player -1,000,000
cleandoe
2012-10-30 12:15:43
Yeah, this is pretty bad...
cleandoe
2012-10-30 12:15:52
Really bad.
alvarex
2012-10-30 12:16:06
@cleandoe Haters gonna hate.
cleandoe
2012-10-30 12:18:49
@alvarex They're taking over...
alvarex
2012-10-30 12:20:55
@cleandoe It's lonely at the top.
anonymous12345
2012-10-30 12:21:51
This is so awful that its awesome
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 12:23:05
KDs rap voice isn't very strong and he talks about looking at his watch in every song. He's better than Mac Miller though.
alvarex
2012-10-30 12:23:47
They should have mixed their vocals better.  Their voices comes across as jarring.
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-30 12:24:50
i think the real drums make this song suck...wait..i hate rap anyways so :P . sorry kd.
No beard no fear
2012-10-30 12:25:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6RnSpgk78I My favourite from KD
f5alcon
2012-10-30 12:25:50
@elginthunder i own all of shaq's albums
D-MC
2012-10-30 12:28:56
Still waiting for the first good NBA player who is metal as all hell to break loose.
f5alcon
2012-10-30 12:29:50
@D-MC the closest thing is probably sam presti
BlueLightSpecial
2012-10-30 12:29:52
I don't think I can prepare my ears for this.
alvarex
2012-10-30 12:29:52
@D-MC I'd even settle for a country song.  And I hate country.   But I hate rap even more.
D-MC
2012-10-30 12:31:19
@f5alcon Presti looks like a mob boss. Not the scary kind, the cold and calculated, but still nice on the outside, kind.
f5alcon
2012-10-30 12:32:54
@D-MC "You have one hour, or I trade you to houston"
anonymous12345
2012-10-30 12:33:13
@alvarex  @D-MC What about Wayman Tisdale's jazz albums?
BlueLightSpecial
2012-10-30 12:34:13
@D-MC Presti reminds of the genius Finch from Person of Interest.
justin_mia
2012-10-30 12:35:02
@D-MC It wouldn't surprise me if Scot Pollard was in a metal band.
No beard no fear
2012-10-30 12:35:06
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omcDyNcwYiI&feature=related awesome!
duhsweetness
2012-10-30 12:36:41
KD's flow isn't awkward, which is a big plus. The hook for this song, however, might be one the most obnoxious and unlistenable things I've heard in the last few weeks.
SilenceTheLambs
2012-10-30 12:40:11
So anyone got quick ways to earn VC in 2k13?
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 12:40:55
@SilenceTheLambs the the mynba2k app for iphone, ipad or android
cleandoe
2012-10-30 12:40:59
@SilenceTheLambs Did you get the MyNBA2k app
justin_mia
2012-10-30 12:41:13
Well, at least he's better than Gordon Hayward   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lYK7elqoi4M
SilenceTheLambs
2012-10-30 12:41:18
@OBoy Jones III no why what does it do
Tronchaser
2012-10-30 12:41:36
VelvetHoop is better.
cleandoe
2012-10-30 12:43:05
@SilenceTheLambs  @OBoy Jones III  You can play mini games to get your VC up
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 12:43:46
@cleandoe  @SilenceTheLambs get 1000 per day really easily
SilenceTheLambs
2012-10-30 12:44:40
It @OBoy Jones III  @cleandoe Ite thanks guys
BlueLightSpecial
2012-10-30 12:47:58
@SilenceTheLambs How do you even use this app? It tells me to log in but I have no idea what to do.
okcjim
2012-10-30 12:58:01
@justin_mia @D-MC I want to hear an Adam Morrison mix
okcjim
2012-10-30 13:14:14
@f5alcon @elginthunder are they still called albums? Haha
Crow
2012-10-30 13:15:37
Who is singing the sugar pop high vocal at the start?
WeTalkinBoutSacrifices?
2012-10-30 13:30:18
I needed this in my life.   Hope my East coast DT fam is safe. Lots of trees down out here. Had to find a place with internet....   ...just to tell ThunderChick I want to drop Thunder to #3 on my list. I forgot with all the new additions they'll need...Practice.   (I'm talkin bout practice)
Tronchaser
2012-10-30 13:32:36
@WeTalkinBoutSacrifices? Stay safe, Tricia!
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 13:33:59
@justin_mia as more evidence comes out i'm confident in saying Gordon deserved the wet willy from Delonte West.
TempBoy Brandon
2012-10-30 13:34:05
@No beard no fear Awwwww, 2/3 of The Broingtons is no more. :(
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 13:35:08
@TempBoy Brandon  @No beard no fear they need the sandlot montage of them disappearing
WeTalkinBoutSacrifices?
2012-10-30 13:36:04
@Tronchaser I will.   I like to crack jokes but its slightly bad up here.Some train stations look like canals. :(
ElMexiThunder
2012-10-30 13:51:05
This kinda sucks.... Lol but props for trying!
Podirk
2012-10-30 13:52:29
Does Lamb play over Liggins? * *Scott Brooks is still the coach.
justin_mia
2012-10-30 13:54:33
I might be missing something but I can't find another instance where a player of Harden's caliber was traded with one year or more remaining on a rookie scale contract.
justin_mia
2012-10-30 13:55:50
Devin Harris was traded by Dallas at the trade deadline of his last season of rookie scale, is the closest I can find.
justin_mia
2012-10-30 13:57:52
Al Jefferson is one.  He was traded draft night 2007 as a part of the Garnett package with one year of rookie scale remaining.
justin_mia
2012-10-30 13:59:46
It happened after draft night.
f5alcon
2012-10-30 14:00:35
@justin_mia How many times are teams up against the tax with their own drafted rookies though
Skyline
2012-10-30 14:01:12
Did everyone see the Knicks players referring to David Lee nickname as FEMA?  They said that because "he is never there when you need him"...... Ouch!!
TempBoy Brandon
2012-10-30 14:01:21
@justin_mia I'd guess the difference is, there hasn't been a case of a team drafting 4 max-ish level players in a 3 year span, and there's never been a harsher penalty for going into the luxury tax. Both those things worked against us in resigning him, and I doubt anyone has ever had those elements to deal with before.
Skyline
2012-10-30 14:04:21
@TempBoy Brandon  @justin_mia All good reasons that Harden wanted to take this up to the deadline and probably was thinking that Presit was bluffing about the trade.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 14:04:36
Ty Lawson signed an extension...no numbers yet.
justin_mia
2012-10-30 14:06:15
@OBoy Jones III I'm guessing 4/50
Skyline
2012-10-30 14:14:55
@justin_mia  @OBoy Jones III Close, it is = 4/48
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 14:16:27
@Skyline  @justin_mia that's a pretty good deal.
Skyline
2012-10-30 14:17:35
@OBoy Jones III  @justin_mia It's not James Harden money, but I could live with that.
WeTalkinBoutSacrifices?
2012-10-30 14:45:36
@Skyline  @OBoy Jones III  @justin_mia Barely. 5 million more and I think I'd be alright.
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-30 14:48:12
@WeTalkinBoutSacrifices?  Be safe Tricia.  We know you're a true DT-junkie now.  Your family could be in jeopardy, but we gotta get the list straight!  :)
WeTalkinBoutSacrifices?
2012-10-30 15:05:19
@ThunderChick2010 LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....   Must. get. to. Wifi. To. Adjust. DT. List.
i used to be fearthebeard
2012-10-30 15:38:52
don't quit your day job KD.  having said that, it's not THAT terrible I guess.
DizzDai
2012-10-30 20:46:56
@SilenceTheLambs Play one on one blackcourt. Don't play D. It'll just slow down the process. Just pop 3's with KD when you have the ball. In 11 shots you'll earn 150 points. Repeat.
DizzDai
2012-10-30 20:50:28
Howzabout... Stairway to the Torture Chamber in the Basement
TexasMade
2012-11-01 14:03:57
Good hook, voices sound weak like a couple of suburban no street cred kids.