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Delonte West to release 'The Lockout' rap album

Posted on: July 22, 2011 9:54 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 10:09 pm
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Posted by Ben Golliver

Unrestricted free agent guard Delonte West is transforming his NBA lockout blues into lockout rap. 

WEEI.com reports that West, who averaged 5.6 points and 2.7 assists in 18.9 minutes for the Boston Celtics last season, is planning to release a rap mixtape called "Lockout." On Friday, he debuted an album preview video which includes snippets of two songs, "It's Bout 2 Go Down" and "Mr. Magnificent."

The preview shows West posing for pictures at various Washington, D.C. area landmarks, including the Washington Monument and Barry Farms basketball courts. The video is heavy on beats and light on rhymes, but West can be heard saying, "Your patience paid off / I made off, like Madoff / man, man, I'm laid off."

Whatever it takes for West to stay out of trouble. We keep hearing that there will be a wave of basketball players heading overseas to play, but perhaps the real exodus will be to the recording studio. Ballers always want to be rappers, after all.

Here's the album preview video courtesy of YouTube user KayeMDMV.




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Comments

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Delonte West to release 'The Lockout' rap album

Did he make a rap about his herpes outbreak on his lip or smashing LeBron's mom?




Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Delonte West to release 'The Lockout' rap album

WTF is up with his lip?



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Delonte West to release 'The Lockout' rap album

Here in Boston we have heard some of the songs. Very much like music from hell. Terrible. Don't give up your day job Delonte. Maybe its tongue in cheek, I couldn't tell.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 10:40 pm
 

Delonte West to release 'The Lockout' rap album

Delonte, came back to his roots. Southeast DC, Barry Farms, Georgetown; the only thing missing is at stroll through the halls of Eleanor Roosevelt High School.



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: July 22, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Delonte West to release 'The Lockout' rap album

I salute D West for keeping it positive & showing love in DC !


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