Iman Shumpert: The NBA’s Newest Hip Hop Star

Carmen Roxanna
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NBA free-agent Iman Shumpert appeared alongside Kash Doll, King Los, IDK and Travis Thompson in the 2019 BET Hip Hop Award’s Cypher and reminded everyone that he isn’t new to this rapping sh*t, he’s been true to it.

“I’m from the dirt; the worms get fly when they give Faison Love”, a modest reference to 90’s classic “Friday”. Shumpert has some respectable bars that took many fans by surprise who were unfamiliar with the ball player’s off court talents. You can catch the full Hip Hop Awards cypher below. 

Iman dropped his six-track EP Substance Abuse in April 2018 and in July 2019, he dropped a clip on Twitter rapping his version of Da Baby’s “Babysitter” and fans ate it up.  

But before the hype, Iman wrote an article for Bleacher Report explaining his rap ambitions to make his presence off the court clear.

“Hip-hop’s influence is unbelievably strong, and it gives you the power to inspire and control your message,” Shumpert wrote. “It’s a threat our society doesn’t want me to carry. For some reason, fans want me to be one-dimensional. Maybe being successful in two fields when most can’t accomplish one makes people feel threatened.” 

After that cypher, everyone is looking forward to seeing how Iman Shumpert’s rap career will flourish. 

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