ZO2

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"ZO2"
ZO2 song cover.jpg
Single by Lonzo Ball
ReleasedSeptember 28, 2017
FormatDigital download, YouTube
Recorded2017
GenreHip hop
Length2:27
LabelBig Baller Music Group
Songwriter(s)Lonzo Ball
Producer(s)80's Baby Entertainment
Lonzo Ball singles chronology
"Melo Ball 1"
(2017)
"ZO2"
(2017)
"Super Saiyan"
(2017)

"ZO2" is a rap single by American professional basketball player Lonzo Ball. Released on September 28, 2017, it is Ball's second single and revolves around his signature "ZO2" shoes by Big Baller Brand. The song was produced by 80's Baby Entertainment, Inc. under his family-owned record label Big Baller Music Group.[1]

Background[edit]

A week before the release of Ball's second track, Big Baller Brand announced a redesign to its ZO2 Prime sneakers, the signature shoe of Lonzo Ball. The announcement came as Ball's shoe choice for his National Basketball Association (NBA) preseason games were drawing national attention from outlets like ESPN. A portion of the "ZO2" song was featured at the time.[2] The release of "ZO2" followed Ball's first rap single "Melo Ball 1," which also featured a Big Baller Brand shoe but for his younger brother LaMelo.[3]

Reception[edit]

After it was made public, "ZO2" made headlines on several websites including CBSSports.com, SB Nation, and 247Sports.com.[4][5][6] Ball's criticism of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with the line "Only one year I was done with the Bruins / Slavin' for free, I was offered to move it / Millions of dollars, I took it, I'm human / I'm taking that case, I don't care if I lose it," was seen as a particularly surprising line.[6] As of January 2018, the most popular YouTube video of the song has received over 4.83 million views.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mojica, Nick (September 28, 2017). "Lonzo Ball Drops Another New Song "ZO2"". XXL. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Calle, Franklyn (September 21, 2017). "Lonzo Ball Reveals New Design for the BBB ZO2 Prime". SLAM. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. ^ Nelson, Ryne (September 28, 2017). "Lonzo Ball Drops Full "ZO2" Rap Song". SLAM. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Boone, Kyle (May 8, 2017). "Lonzo Ball drops new rap song on heels of Big Baller Brand shoe release". CBSSports.com. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  5. ^ Yeboah, Kofie (October 6, 2017). "Lonzo Ball's song 'ZO2' is for Big Ballers only". SB Nation. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Pandian, Ananth. "Lonzo Ball releases rap song entitled 'ZO2'". 247Sports.com. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Lonzo Ball - ZO2 ᴴᴰ (Official Music Video) VEVO". YouTube. Retrieved January 2, 2018.