Westbrook honored to be mentioned in new J. Cole song originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
J. Cole’s new album called ‘The Off-Season’ came out early Friday morning and on it is a song called ‘a m a r i’ in which he name drops Wizards star Russell Westbrook. The line goes like this:
“How could you ever try to play me? Kill ’em on a song, walk up out the booth, do the Westbrook rock-a-baby.”
After leading the Wizards to a win over the Cavs on Friday, which secured them a spot in the play-in tournament, Westbrook was asked about being mentioned by J. Cole, who is one of the most decorated rappers in the game. It turns out the respect is mutual.
“J. Cole, I’m a huge fan of his music. I’m a huge fan of him as a person more than anything. He’s one of the greats in the hip-hop space,” Westbrook said.
“To be able to be mentioned on his songs and thought of, it’s something as a kid you always think about, hoping you can get named in a song. So, to be able to have that, especially on this album, is pretty cool I must say.”
J. Cole also happens to be a basketball player himself. He’s set to participate in the Basketball Africa League for the Rwanda Patriots. His first game is this Sunday.
Westbrook has never played in a game with J. Cole, but has seen highlights of him on the court. J. Cole played Division I college ball before becoming a famous rapper.
“I know J. Cole can play, that’s what I do know. I just hope he does well, stays healthy and he can compete,” Westbrook said.
This isn’t the first time Westbrook has been mentioned in a rap song. Lil Dicky, A$AP Ferg and Kenrick Lamar are among othes who have dropped his name before.
That’s what it’s like to be Russell Westbrook, apparently.