This month, Netflix will premiere their new series “Last Chance U: Basketball,” an off-shoot of the popular show “Last Chance U” that — you the title suggests — moves the story from the football field to the basketball court. Specifically, viewers will be able to follow the East Los Angeles College Huskies during their 2019-2020 season. In support of said forthcoming debut, D Smoke has revealed a new self-produced single titled “Basketball,” which matches “Last Chance U” in regards to its intense, motivational format.
“Basketball” follows last month’s deluxe upgrade of D Smoke’s latest LP Black Habits, which altogether contains 20 cuts and additional appearances from E-40, Snow Tha Product, Snoop Dogg, Jill Scott, Ari Lennox, blood brothers SiR and Davion Farris, and more. The album also boasted equally dope visuals for “Commas,” “Gaspar Yanga,” “Lights On,” and “It’s Ok.” The California star also blessed his fans with loose singles like “Let Go” and “Rapture,” and contributed his talents to other songs like Rapsody’s “Afeni (Remix),” Jac Ross’ “It’s OK To Be Black 2.0,” and Tobe Nwigwe’s “HEADSHOTS.”
Many have become familiar with D Smoke via the T.I., Cardi B, and Chance The Rapper-hosted competition series “Rhythm + Flow,” which eventually named him the victor. In an interview with REVOLT, D Smoke spoke more in detail on that experience:
“There’s times in the show I said, ‘No’ to production because they’ll give me instructions on what to do on camera. I said, ‘You can’t tell me what to do on camera.’ One in particular was ‘go out and hype up the crowd, interact with the judges, then turn and tell the DJ [to] start the track, so I could perform.’ So, you had people making fools of themselves before they ever presented what they did.”
Press play on D Smoke’s “Basketball,” along with the official trailer for “Last Chance U: Basketball,” below.