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Nike Taps a Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Pianist for Kobe Bryant Tribute

A unique musical tribute to Kobe Bryant celebrates the athlete and his BHM shoe
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Image via: Nike

"Be Courageous," a new composition by the two-time Grammy Award-winning artist Robert Glasper, celebrates the 20-year career of Kobe Bryant, whose current season functions as something of a protracted farewell tour to both his fans and the game he loves. Glasper's song features 4/4 and 6/8 time signatures, which are significant for dual reasons: the numbers align with the date of Martin Luther King Jr.'s tragic assassination -- April 4, 1968 -- as well as the Nike Kobe 11 BHM 4468 shoe, which features an emblematic record on the tongue and other details connecting to the musical storyline. Check out "Be Courageous" below.