Boozer featured on rap album to fight childhood obesity

August 9, 2014

20090806Boozer_Camp0213It seems like every little boy wants to grow up and be an athlete or entertainer. Some do both.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Carlos Boozer of Juneau got a taste of the entertainment industry recently when he was part of a hoops-themed rap album that will benefit the ‘nPlay Foundation’s fight against childhood obesity.

Boozer is featured along with Twista and Willie Taylor on the ‘Winning Streak’ track.

“I used to be another little fellow with some hoop dreams. Now I got the game laced up – shoe strings,” Boozer raps in the song.

Boozer is considered Alaska’s greatest basketball player with a fabulous career spanning Duke University, where he was an All-American and won a NCAA title, and the NBA, where he has racked up 13,140 career points with Cleveland, Utah and Chicago. He landed in L.A. this year.

He has done it all on the basketball court, yet when he went to the recording studio he was like a little kid.

“A 6-10 kid coming into a toy store,” is how music producer Slam Ridley told the Chicago Tribune. “He had never been in the studio before. Here I am 5-9 on my best day [but] he made me feel like the giant.”

Here’s another line from Boozer’s part in the song.

“Might go baseline, one time and abuse ya. Run back down the court like you know it was Booz-za.”