T.I., Hip-Hop’s self-proclaimed
"King of the South," has been tapped to create the theme song for
the MTV2 and Nike basketball series “Nike Battlegrounds: King of the Court.”
The Grand Hustle recording
star recently recorded "Battlegrounds: King of the Court," which will
serve as the Nike Battlegrounds theme song. T.I. is also set to perform the
theme song during the season finale as the worlds of music and basketball collide.
King of the Court" which airs on MTV2 is a weekly, popular basketball series
that searches for the best hometown basketball players in Chicago and New York,
creating two teams that will have an eventual face-off in the series finale
in the ultimate showdown.
With hosting duties provided
by NBA superstar LeBron James, “Battlegrounds” documents the lifestyle
and stories behind some of the country’s most competitive and passionate basketball
players and their raw, competitive desire to be the king of the court.
It has been a fruitful year
for T.I. as he continues to make his mark in the Hip-Hop world.
His label imprint, Grand
Hustle Entertainment, recently released the sizzling soundtrack to “Hustle
and Flow,” the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award-winning Hip-Hop drama.
Also, in recent weeks, he
personally raised funds for Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts when the platinum
artist took to the airwaves on Atlanta’s V-103 FM for more than seven hours
and raised over $263,000, with proceeds going to Mississippi-based producer/rapper
David Banner’s Heal the Hood Foundation.
T.I.’s song "Battlegrounds:
King of the Court," can be heard on the series premiere of Nike Battlegrounds
which debuts on MTV2 Sunday, September 18th at 8pm ET.
In addition, MTV2.com and
MTV Overdrive will have all the Nike Battlegrounds episodes on demand immediately
following their premiere on MTV2.