James Harden Pulls All-Nighters During Lil Baby, Meek Mill & Lil Durk Studio Sessions, Then Practice
While Lil Baby, Meek Mill and Lil Durk have numerous celebrity friends, James Harden is one person they have been spending a lot of time with recently. He has been seen all over town with each rapper, and his hangouts have gotten to the point where he's not getting enough sleep before basketball practice.
James Harden recently discussed some new tracks the rappers requested he hear during a recent interview. Harden knew he couldn't afford to miss out on the experience, even if he had practice the next morning.
“They all called me like, ‘Yo, we about to pull up to Houston.’ Baby, Durk, Meek,” Harden said. “They all come to the house [from] Atlanta, like two in the morning. I gotta go to practice in the morning! They come in the studio and I’m up with them the whole time.”
“And I go right from the studio at 7:30 a.m. right to practice. I can’t miss this opportunity! They in the studio, I gotta see what these dudes about to talk about.”
Harden is no stranger to hip-hop as he served as executive producer on the joint album by Lil Baby and Lil Durk. He was involved with the project from the start, recording numerous late-night sessions at his Houston home studio with Baby and Durk.
“From the beginning, I’ve had a passion for basketball and music has always went hand and hand with it,” Harden said of his involvement in the album. “It drives me on the daily to continue to be the best at what I do, to always strive for more. I see that same passion in Lil Baby and Lil Durk and can honestly I say I’m a true fan. The initial idea was to get the two together to make a few songs. But with their work ethic and undeniable talent here we are.”
He added, “Leaving all-night studio sessions going straight to practice with the songs they made gave me a newfound motivation. The Voice and The Hero two killers at the top of their game the collaboration only seemed right. I just hope the same impact they have on me, they have on the world.”