Friday (May 21), Lil baby and Kirk Franklin released their joint track “We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)”. The new song should be part of the new Space Jam: a new legacy soundtrack, which releases June 9. New movie stars NBA All-Star LeBron James and the Looney Tunes gang.
On the new track, Baby and Franklin make a sacred dedication to the beat produced by Just Blaze. Franklin’s glorious voice leads a choir that follows his lead as Lil Baby delivers not one, but two exceptional verses.
While a singing choir and church organs are often heard on hip-hop records, the 26-year-old Atlanta native delivers motivational bars that declare victory over his past obstacles. “We’ll be better than ever / I made a promise that we can do it together / And I don’t break my word / I just wish I could fly like a bird,” Baby raps to the harmonious sounds of the choir in background .
The sequel to the original Space jam The film, which stars NBA legend Michael Jordan and was released in November 1996, is slated to arrive July 16 on HBO Max and in theaters. The film stars LeBron, actors Don Cheadle, Kris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Zendaya and more at the center of the film.
The new song comes as Lil Baby prepares to release their joint album with Lil Durk, The voice of heroes, which was due to fall on May 28 but has since been postponed.
Check out Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby’s “We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)” below.
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