Martell Webster was born with two talents: rapping and hooping. While the NBA star (formerly on the Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers) is currently recovering from a hip injury and expected to return to the league in the fall, the Seattle native has kept busy with his own label EYRST (pronounced Air-st).
Webster lets his rhymes fly on the mic for the empowering anthem "Give It Up." He notes that it's lighter material in comparison to his 2015 offering A.R.T.T. (Anybody Relates To This). "I was dealing with injury and the season not really going the way that I envisioned it," he admits. "That was a little bit of a downer but instead of me just sulking and being depressed, I used that state of mind to really emerge lyrically."
He also calls out a specific line from the Thig Nat-assisted track. "The way I end both of my verses, which is 'These agents ain't got shit for Mr. Anderson/ They came across another problem so I'm the answer again,' meaning no matter how much you hate me, I am where you want to be," Webster explains, referencing Neo's role in the 1999 film The Matrix.