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Iman Shumpert has a response for Kendrick Lamar, too (AUDIO)

Aug 14, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

Iman Shumpert appears to be taking this rap music career thing pretty seriously.

After we got word that Shumpert would have a track on the soon-to-be-released hip-hop album being put together by First Lady Michelle Obama, he’s now released a “response” to the verse dropped by Kendrick Lamar on Big Sean’s “Control” earlier this week that took the rap world by storm.

The audio is embedded in the clip above, and there are some lines in there that are technically “not safe for work,” so listen at your own risk. There are some NBA references in there too, and for those wondering what the rest of the lyrics are all about, a complete transcript with relevant explanations can be viewed over at Rap Genius.

This is the second NBA-related comeback posted in response to Lamar’s verse. Phil Jackson sent a Twitter message to Lamar, after he was asked if he had any reaction to being name-checked in the song.

  1. ss3walkman - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Please, just stop

    • hartdaddy - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      Doubt you even bothered to listen to the track before commenting? Smh.

      • ss3walkman - Aug 14, 2013 at 6:01 PM

        The fact that anyone is responding to Kendrick’s verse is funny. 1, he’s not a rapper listed. He’s not even credible. He’s a hooper. Let his girlfriend stick to the music industry. 2, rappers should have been trying to be hiphop before Kendrick even dropped the verse. If they were hiphop more, there would be no reason for the verse. Any response is just laughable. They’re feeling some kind of way because someone from the west put it down. Shumphert is just tryna fit in.

        The end.

      • fanofevilempire - Aug 14, 2013 at 6:09 PM

        white people are rapping better these days, who would have thought that.

      • fanofevilempire - Aug 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

        it’s a sad day for rap when the white rappers are on top….who saw that coming.

      • steelcurtainwereonpedstoo - Aug 15, 2013 at 5:11 AM

        it’s a sad day for rap when the white rappers are on top….who saw that coming.
        WHO? Eminem? Mac Miller? MGK? GTFOH Bwahaha! Thanks for the laughs. No need for coffee this morning.

    • fanofevilempire - Aug 14, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      I would buy ten copies……and destroy them all.

  2. jhop86 - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Never was a Kendrick fan why that song about cartoons was baaad more of a pac fan

  3. brotherlove2012 - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    I guess there’s not a lot going on these days in the NBA …

  4. tfoz5150 - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    This dude is whack!

  5. reediddy - Aug 14, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    It’s not really a response to Kendrick as much as it is a self-advertising track, hence he wants people to begin to “know that I existed” and spit bars “til people say they’re feelin me.”

  6. philly4lyfe - Aug 14, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    who is Kendrick Lamar?

    • JMClarkent - Aug 14, 2013 at 9:36 PM

      Khloe Kardashian’s drag persona.

  7. antistratfordian - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    No. This is amateur hour stuff.

    And his voice is cracking like he’s going through puberty. Not a good look.

    • stayhigh_247 - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      i was thinking the same thing. his on court skills are nice but he needs to work on his rap skills.

  8. chucknorrissinspiration - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    What’s hip hop? Is it that thing that went extinct somewhere around 1998?

  9. dysraw1 - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    all i want to hear from this guy right now is i will get you 16pts & 3 takeaways a night

    • arrondior - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      PER needs to be above 15 before he spends any free time outside of the gym.

  10. knowmewell85 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    @fanofevilempire. Dude if you think white rappers are better these day seriously smack yourself lol. Eminemn is still the only good white rapper and honestly he doesn’t give a phuck about us white people. Furthermore if your referring to the Kendrick Lamar track Mac Miller was mentioned on there for charity; please never comment on hip hop again!

  11. knowmewell85 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    So @fanofevilempire white rappers are nowhere near the top unless you are in the KKK. Also nobody gives a phuck about race in hip hop, if you can rap you can rap. However I will say there is only two white rappers in the top 50 right now – so no, they are not at the top.

    • 00maltliquor - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:53 AM

      Eminem and RA the Rugged Man?

  12. 24thesho - Aug 15, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    I didn’t think it was bad except for his voice craking a little, but the producer should have picked up on that. As for white rappers rapping better than black rappers, the history’s best “white” rapper hands down is Eminem; the Beastie Boys were cool and make some great recordings and deserve their place in Hip Hop history, but, Eminem’s flow is just plain sick. All of these other “white” rappers are weak, some can’t even stay on the stage too long for fear of losing their breaths, also, Eminem was already by the black community due to his straight up skills, just ask ; ask Dr Dre.. Shumpert is not a rapper, but again, this was not bad and you know he’s not going to quit his day job, at least, yet. He’s a young dude with a hobby who can afford to indulge in his hobby, so, just stop hatin’.

    • 00maltliquor - Aug 15, 2013 at 6:12 PM

      That voice cracking was more then likely his style. Some rappers do that. Lil’ Wayne does it a lot too.

  13. 24thesho - Aug 15, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Gotta give Rugged Man props, too.

  14. 24thesho - Aug 15, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    R. A., that is.

  15. tuckyous - Aug 15, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Action Bronson is the best white rapper.

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