A pair of aspirant filmmakers working on a school project follow a group of up-and-coming teen hoopsters in Akron, Ohio, and just happen to capture the King (LeBron James) in his earliest days ruling his home city's courts. The resultant movie, MORE THAN A DREAM, released in 2009, is much more than that - an inspiring HOOP DREAMS-style reflection of the boundless drama in the true tale of young athletes in the inner city banding together to follow a dream (it's mere subtext that one of them would evolve into a larger-than-life icon by the time of the film's release). Street basketball and hip-hop date back to the music's earliest days (one of the first crossover hits was Kurtis Blow's "Basketball"), and MUSIC INSPIRED BY MORE THAN A DREAM features an all-star line-up of `00s rap. LeBron as a palate seems to bring out the best in the MCs as some of the best (Jay-Z, T.I., Kanye, Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne, the final four in sweet collaboration) bring their A game on what essentially is one of the world's glitziest mixtapes.
Drop It Low - Ester Dean
Forever - (featuring Eminem/Lil Wayne)
King on Set - T.I.
Stronger - Mary J. Blige
History - Jay-Z
Top of the World - Rich Boy
I'm Ballin - Soulja Boy Tell Em
We Ready - Ya Boy
Go Hard - Hayes
Frozen - Jared Evan
If You Dream - Jordin Sparks/Jo-Jo/Faith Evans/Omarion/Steve Russell/Tamar Braxton/Tank/Toni Braxton/Tyrese/Charlie Wilson