Pharrell Williams and NFL Star Ray Lewis Team for Mixtape

Under Armour 'Natural Born Hitters' mixtape is available as a free download

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Pharrell Williams is clearly is the MVP of Pop Music this year — he's already dominated airwaves by singing the hook on Daft Punk's disco throwback "Get Lucky" and producing Robin Thicke's funky smash "Blurred Lines." But the hitmaker's latest collaboration is a bit unorthodox: Williams has teamed up with Under Armour to produce the "Natural Born Hitters" mixtape, which pairs electronic beats with motivation vocal samples from retired NFL linebacker Ray Lewis.

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The inspiration for the project came from Ready for August, a short film based on the football star's high school career. While the pairing of Williams and Lewis may be unexpected, there's clearly a mutual respect between the two parties.

"[Lewis] is a warrior that doesn't understand 'no' — and doesn't mind dying by the word 'yes,'" Williams says in the project's official trailer. "This is about his amazing story and his victory speech."

Under Armour have also unveiled a interactive "Natural Born Hitters" app, which allows beatmakers to upload their own tracks using the original mixtape stems. The winning submission will be featured in a Ready for August commercial that will air during the September 23rd installment of NBC's Monday Night Football.

Check out the "Natural Born Killers" trailer below:

Download the mixtape below:

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