NBA superstar LeBron James compiled songs from his friends in the music industry, that he felt matched the feelings of his new documentary "More Than A Game."
I haven't seen the documentary, but the soundtrack is pretty solid. Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Drake, Lil' Wayne, Soulja Boy, Kanye West, Eminem, T.I. are just some of the many people who can be found on this release.
There's some real solid music on this soundtrack, starting with the mega-hit and posse cut "Forever" by Drake, Eminem, Lil' Wayne and Kanye West. It's easily one of the coolest collaborations on this album and in hip-hop. Jay-Z shows up for "History," a song he released as promo to his "The Blueprint 3" last November during the Presidential Election. These two songs easily make the album worth the purchase.
Surprisingly, there are a lot of good cuts on the album though. Mary J. Blige delivers the powerful ballad "Stronger," and the Soulja Boy record "I'm Ballin" isn't bad either. The album ends with a huge r&b collaboration "If You Dream," which is a cool idea, but too many people on a record can cause it to suffer. That's what happened in this case.
This album is a good mix of proven popular artists like Jay-Z, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kanye West, but also has contributions from newer artists like Jared Evan and Hayes.
Overall, buy this album if you're looking for some new music to entertain you for a few months. This isn't an album you'll listen to for years to come, but there are multiple songs that you'll want in your collection if you're a fan of hip-hop and R&B.