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Knicks’ Shumpert has track on Michele Obama’s hip-hop album

Aug 13, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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I’m going to save you the time of looking this up on — yes, Michele Obama is putting together a hip-hop compilation album. As part of her campaign to lower childhood obesity rates in the United States, she is putting together “Songs for a Healthier America” which is supposed to get kids up off the couch and dancing.

That’s good in intention, at least. But it’s not the interesting part for us:

Knicks two guard and defensive stopper Iman Shumpert is going to have a song on the album.

Shumpert’s tune is called “Pass the Rock” and is with Artie Green. You can just make up your own joke about how that song was originally written about Carmelo Anthony.

Outside of being a collector’s item in 20 years I’m not sure that this really serves much of a purpose. But again, good intentions so we’ll just let the rest of it slide for now. has some details and the entire album listing:

1. U R What You Eat featuring Salad Bar (Matisyahu, Ariana Grande, Travis Barker)
2. Everybody featuring Jordin Sparks, Doug E. Fresh, Dr Oz, Ryan Beatty, Hip Hop MD
3. Let’s Move featuring Doug E. Fresh, Artie Green, Chauncey Hawkins
4. Just Believe featuring Ashanti, Gerry Gunn, Artie Green, Robbie Nova
5. Veggie Luv featuring Monifah and J Rome
6. Hip Hop FEET featuring DMC and Artie Green
7. Stronger featuring Shayna Steele, Jeremy Jordan, Our Time Theater kids, and E-Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren
8. Give myself a try featuring Ryan Beatty
9. Jump Up featuring Brady Rymer and the Little band that Could
10. Hip Hop LEAN featuring Artie Green
11. Pass the Rock featuring Iman Schumpert and Artie Green
12. Good Living featuring Ashton Jones
13. Beautiful featuring Daisy Grant and Artie Green
14. Change the Game featuring The Happiness Club, featuring Naledge
15. Wanna Jump (Let’s Move) featuring Paul Burch
16. Mother May I featuring Amelia Robinson
17. We Like vegetables featuring Los Barkers!
18. Get Up Sit Up featuring Babi Floyd
19. One step forward featuring Samite

If there’s one guy kids can relate to, it’s Nils Lofgren — they guy brought in to Bruce Springsteen’s band when Little Stephen left (then he came back and Lofgren stayed on).

The album drops Sept. 30, so put an alert in your calendar now.

Thanks to Dan Devine at Yahoo Sports for finding this.

  1. miketoddryan - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:15 PM


  2. bleedburgandyandgold - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:15 PM


  3. 12444uggg - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Are they going to be giving copies of this album out to EBT recipients?

  4. eboneseagles - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Awful idea tbh, no ones going to dance to this.

  5. benjamincharlesparho - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    They just released a the promo intro for the track.

  6. 00maltliquor - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    You killed our jokes before we even got a chance to start them by calling it out, Kurt!

  7. datdangdrewdundunituhgin - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM


  8. jadaruler - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Doubt it. Don’t see any country singers on there.

    • circuscivics - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      Good @ jadaruler. Since it’s obvious that 12444uggg, doesn’t know that the state’s where country music is popular, tend to be the states that take in more federal dollars than they contribute, i.e. most southern states, i.e. again…states that didn’t vote for her husband. Not that I am suggesting that there is a causation, just that there is a strong correlation.

      • 12444uggg - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM

        That’s a manipulated figure that your citing, but I only came here to make fun of this stupid idea.

  9. bux1022 - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM


  10. bux1022 - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Country music is popular??

    • 12444uggg - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      very, unfortunately

  11. ptownbearsfan420 - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Oh man you’ll aint even knowin about it. Track 17…. Banger!!

  12. 808raiderinparadise - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Riley Cooper – Jumping Fences featuring Paula Deen

  13. chiadam - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Wait…an album about eating vegetables is being put together, and Will “yo what what what woo hoo” Smith ISN’T involved??

  14. 00maltliquor - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    This album looks horrible. Probably will be able to find it next to the Kidz Bop CDs in Wal-Mart.

  15. jucam1 - Aug 13, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Just glad that this super intellegent wonderful woman is our first lady and that she is willíng to do these kind of dumb things to bring attention to a serious health risk across all ages but especially in children

  16. rdav29 - Aug 13, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Maybe it will win a Slammy award

  17. iowalion72 - Aug 13, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Sounds about right. Shumpert looks like he walked right out of House Party. I’m sure Obama would welcome the first new track from Kid n’ Play in decades.

  18. ddmcd1974 - Aug 13, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Maybe if parents weren’t so stupid this broad wouldn’t have to put this garbage out. Worst parenting skills ever are rolling out now. Has anyone hired anyone under 25 in the last year or so? My god are they idiots. If its not an app or program they can’t speak. They have zero personality and no communication skills. We are fat and stupid.

  19. tcclark - Aug 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    This is really stupid. I understand what she’s trying to do, but even if kids wanted to listen to a song called “Veggie Luv,” they would just download it onto their iPods and listen to it while laying in bed or doing homework or even watching tv (i’ve seen it and yes, it is really stupid). No one listens to music and says, “awwww shoot, this is Veggie Luv. That’s my jam!” and then starts dancing and losing weight. Even more so, they don’t listen to Veggie Luv and then all of the sudden have parents that stop buying them fast food because they’re to lazy to cook a healthy meal for their family.

    The first lady would be better served getting some famous chefs together to create a cook book for quick, easy, healthy meals for the working parent. That will lower child obesity more than this stupid cd will.

  20. jadaruler - Aug 13, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    @ddmcd1974 I agree. We have become a country for the most part lazy, impatient, and greedy. Kids don’t know what water or vegetables are. I didn’t say fruit because they drink tons of sugar heavy fruit juice.

  21. northstarnic - Aug 14, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    “Pass the Rock”… Love it, been a while since someone wrote a track about smokin crack

  22. northstarnic - Aug 14, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Gotta love these stories about the NBA/hip-pop thing. Just supports the notion that the NBA is more about pop culture than sport.

  23. northstarnic - Aug 14, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    “Pass the Rock”… Looks like found my new jam for when I want to kick back and sm0ke a bunch of cr@ck!

  24. rc33 - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    I’ll listen while wolfing down two Big Mac’s, OK Mooshie?

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