Nike has called upon some of hip hop’s most elite artists to create an original song; Kanye West, Nas, KRS-ONE, and Rakim. There are two versions of the song, “Better Than I’ve Ever Been” (prod. Rick Rubin) and the remix “Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been)” (prod. DJ Premier). Rakim is only featured on the remix and not the original.
They definitely got some of the best on the tracks. I’m listening now, it’s pretty good. Well as good as it could be for (as referenced in the above link) guys putting down lyrics for basically a commercial.