Jeremy Lin is in Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou’s new music video, and it’s extremely weird and wonderful. The song translates to “Turkish Ice Cream.” You can turn on the subtitles on YouTube to see the song lyrics in English, if you wish, but the visuals alone are amazing to watch. Lin plays the piano, and he plays basketball, of course. He even shows off some dance moves.
“Don’t Run” is one of the best songs on the album, and a sign that Sanders is on the right path. He spoke with Complex about how the collaboration came about. How did you connect with PARTYNEXTDOOR? Larry Sanders: I moved to L.A. about a year ago, and thought about really getting into music and learned how to produce in FL Studio. I had a couple of producers, including Seven Thomas, around me and we were messing around and there was a track that was, at first, just a sample. They were like, Let me use your laptop and add to it. Eventually the beat came about. Later, Sevn sent the beat over to PARTY. A couple months later, he sends the record back. It was exciting.
When did you know you were going to be on the album? Larry Sanders: Honestly, probably like a week or two weeks ago. You know, they do a tracklist and they told everyone who made the album, so it eventually got back to my camp. What did you feel when you found out? Larry Sanders: I mean, it’s amazing. You know me, I just started getting into making beats like five, six years ago, honestly, while I still was in the NBA. But I never had an artist that really cut a record from something I made. For a major artist like PARTYNEXTDOOR to do that, it was exciting. When I heard he put it on the album that was the icing on the cake.
Wade on Jay Z’s “If Jeezy’s paying LeBron, I’m paying Dwyane Wade”: “This is when I felt like I made it in pop culture. Once Jay Z did it, I felt like I was on that respect level of artists that I respect.” Kanye gave Wade a subtle heads up about the “Two years Dwayne Wayne became Dwyane Wade” line on The Glory. Wade said, “I remember seeing Kanye before I heard it and he was like ‘Yo, you gotta listen to my album. There’s gonna be something on there.’” Check out Wade’s full comments over at Genius.
Larry Sanders recently hinted at a potential return to the NBA, but for the time being, he’s focused on his music career. The former Milwaukee Bucks center, who stepped away from basketball in 2015 to deal with mental health concerns, dropped a music video for his track “Black Mercedes” under the name “L8show.”
Rapper and NBA star Damian Lillard aka Dame D.O.L.L.A. performed at his first ever live concert on Friday, which was also his 26th birthday, in Portland. Per Fox 12 Oregon, tickets to the show at the 1,500-capacity venue sold out within a day.