Hear the Ravens’ Ray Lewis Shout Over Pharrell’s Goopy Trap Jams
"Get Lucky" hitmaker repurposes NFL retiree's words for 'Natural Born Hitters'
And the WTF of the Week goes to Pharrell Williams and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis for their so-called mixtape, Natural Born Hitters. This unlikely collaboration arrives via a marketing tie-in with Under Armour athletic wear and only comprises three tracks coming in at a minute-and-a-half each. They are titled “Training,” “Practice,” and “Pregame,” and feature intensely delivered motivational shouting by Lewis set to half-baked beats by the hitmaker du jour (see Robin Thicke, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj, Earl Sweatshirt, Azealia Banks, 2 Chainz …) who folds trap, electro, and drifting psych into the mix.