LeBron James helps high school teammate become successful rapper

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LeBron James' former high school teammate Sian Cotton looks set for a successful rap career thanks to the help of the NBA's Most Valuable Player.

Cotton and James were teammates at St. Vincent-St. Mary's high school basketball team and both featured in the famous LeBron-inspired documentary "More than a game", which premiered in 2008.

Cotton's sporting career didn't take the same direction that LeBron's did and after peaking in high school, he began to concentrate on his hobby of hip hop and looked to break through into the rap industry.

Cotton explained: "When I decided I was done with sports, I did some soul searching and found my passion for music again and decided to do it full time."

James and Cotton have remained close friends since high school and 'The King' gave his former teammate his first big break in the music industry.

LeBron was the centre piece to the basketball game produced by 2K sports known as "NBA 2K14", when LeBron was asked for his opinion on the music submitted for the game, he recognised the voice of one particular artist.

"I had already submitted a song to be in the game and when LeBron heard it he called me to see if it was really me, He told them I was his boy and they put the song on the game." said Cotton.

His song "Almost Home" featured on the basketball game and you can watch the official video here.

Sian Cotton's manager Jim Duffy explains that the artist has signed a distribution deal with Sony Music and will release his new extended play 'Black Moth' later this year.

With his break in the music industry and a very powerful close friend in LeBron James, big things are expected of Cotton so keep an eye out for his name in the rap game.


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