LeBron James Declares Jadakiss ‘Most Underrated Hip Hop Artist Of All-Time’ Post-Verzuz


New York, N.Y. – LeBron James is an avid rap fan and was raised on ’90s Hip Hop while growing up in Akron, Ohio. Following Tuesday night’s entertaining Verzuz battle between New York heavyweight crews The LOX and Dipset, King James took to Twitter to give Jadakiss his flowers.

“JADAKISS is the most UNDERRATED hip-hop artist of ALL-TIME,” he wrote with a series of bouquet emojis. “MY GOODNESS.”

Jadakiss put on a rapping clinic for the Verzuz audience on hand inside the historic Madison Square Garden Hulu Theater. Praise poured in for the Yonkers legend as he lead The LOX to a consensus victory over Dipset by showing his versatility as a performer with a range of bangers from mainstream hits with Jennifer Lopez to DJ Clue freestyles.

LeBron James’ newest Laker teammate Carmelo Anthony was in the building taking in all the action in an arena he once called home.

In February, the Lakers star teased the idea of him curating a rap album, which many thought would be the Space Jam 2 soundtrack, but LeBron eased fans’ worries that he wouldn’t be going the Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal or Damian Lillard route by actually spitting rhymes on tracks.

“My love for music is INSANE,” he wrote. “I think I’m going to do a album. Oh no I won’t be rapping or anything like that. I’m not crazy, I know what I’m great at, but I tell you one thing I do have. So many friends that can.”

James also served as an A&R and executive producer for 2 Chainz’s 2019 LP Rap or Go to the League.