Watch Iman Shumpert Freestyle Over Kanye West’s “Grammy Family”
Cleveland Cavaliers player Iman Shumpert may be an NBA champion, but the shooting guard also has some skills when it comes to rapping.
Having previously dropped his own mixtape, Shump stopped by the Funkmaster Flex show on Hot 97 and proved that NBA players can actually rap. Spitting over Consequence and Kanye West's "Grammy Family" beat, the NBA star had Flex, Desus and Mero shocked at his bars.
"They got my head spinnin' like Melo off the jab with the left hand/They treat me like a step son, like ain't no sweat on my headband/They ain't spilt blood when it matter/They still vivid on the cameras like I'm supposed to have manners/My nephew steady askin', why you got your shirt off?/Cause I been with the field niggas, I can't get the dirt off/I been with the real niggas, dice and Olde English," he raps.
Shumpert has previously received praise from other NBA players/rappers, such as Metta World Peace. During a 2015 interview with XXL, World Peace said Shump was the best basketball player who could rap and revealed he tried getting Interscope Records to sign the Cavs star.
"I was trying to get him signed to Interscope," Metta Peace said. "I was talking to a couple of people over there about getting him signed. I really wish somebody would sign him and just let him do urban music. Put a little budget behind him because I think he can be pretty effective in the rap game."
Check out Shumpert's freestyle below.
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