T.I. Creates Theme Song For Nike 'Battlegrounds' Series

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.

"Nike Battlegrounds:

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.