Heart of a Champion (song)

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"Heart of a Champion"
Song by Nelly featuring Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble
Released 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop rap
Length 4:31
Label Universal Records
Columbia Records
Writer Cornell Haynes Jr., John Tesh, Phillip Duckett
Producer Cornell Haynes Jr.

"Heart of a Champion" is a song by the rapper Nelly, released in 2004, from the album Sweat. In the song Nelly raps about how he is at the top of his game and has the drive and will to succeed in life. This song is frequently played at sporting events.

"Heart of a Champion"'s beat draws heavily from "Roundball Rock," the John Tesh-penned theme for NBC's coverage of the National Basketball Association from 1990 to 2002. The song was produced by hip-hop producer, Phillip Duckett.

The song was played at Yankee Stadium before every New York Yankees game from 2004 to 2009.

The song served as the theme song for the Orange Krush during the 2005-2006 Men's Basketball season at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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