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Michelle Obama is known for her politics. Iman Shumpert is known for his basketball skills. So of course they're teaming up to make a hip-hop album.
But hey, it's for a great cause.
The First Lady is partnering with Partnership For A Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health to produe the 19-track album (and 10 music videos). It is part of Obama's Let's Move campaign against childhood obesity.
Among the artists taking part in the album are "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks, Doug E.Fresh, Run D.M.C. and Ashanti. Shumpert, the Knicks swingman, is teaming with Artie Green on the track "Pass the Rock," which, according to XXL , is the 11th track.
Here is the first promotional video, for the song "Everybody," featuring Sparks:
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First Lady Michelle Obama will do something that no other First Lady has ever done before — release a hip-hop record. The record is all apart of Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! Program.
The tracklist for the album has just been released and it features the likes of Doug E. Fresh, Travis Barker, and Iman Shumpert. That’s right, New York Knickerbocker Iman Shumpert will feature on...
Knicks guard Iman Shumpert reportedly will rap on a track for First Lady Michelle Obama's upcoming hip-hop album. Yes, you read that correctly.
Tweet This past season New York Knicks guard/forward Iman Shumpert announced his foray into the world of hip-hop by releasing his debut mixtape, “Th3 #Post90s.” It wasn’t great in the grand scheme, but as far as NBA rappers go it was one of the better ones. Now it appears that Shumpert is going to be […]
First Lady Michelle Obama‘s “Let’s Move!” campaign to end childhood obesity has included partnerships with the major pro sports leagues and even individual athletes. Now, Obama is taking her message to the airwaves.
The “Let’s Move!” campaign is teaming up with Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health to release a hip-hop album dedicated to raising...
Though she won’t be lending her vocals, First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a hip-hop album on September 30 for her “Let’s Move” campaign in an effort to fight childhood obesity and Knicks guard Iman Shumpert is slated to appear with a track titled “Pass the Rock.”
The full tracklist according to AllHipHop.com:
1. “U R What You Eat” f/ Salad Bar (Matisyahu, Ariana...
New York Knicks guard/forward Iman Shumpert dropped a new slick freestyle beat, "Versace." Listen to it here.
Yes, you read that title correctly and yes, I am just as confused as you are. But, let me try to explain.
New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert is well known for how much he loves hip-hop and has been known to drop a freestyle even from time to time. So to hear about him rapping on a track isn’t a huge shock and numerous NBA players before him have done so as well.
When he’s not on the court for the Knicks, Iman Shumpert likes to dabble in hip hop. He’s actually pretty damn good, and is especially great at it when you compare him to the past pro athletes who have ventured into music (Shaq, Kobe Bryant, Bronson Arroyo). If you’re not familiar with his music, Shump’s YouTube page is a great place to start.
The hip-hop world has been in...
Apparently the White House is into the Knicks Tape.
RollingOut.com reports that a new album being released under First Lady Michelle Obama's name features Knicks guard Iman Shumpert. The album is being released as part of the President's "Let's Move" campaign directed to fight obesity and is sponsored by Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public...
With the release of his first mixtape, “Th3 #POST90S“, and the “Knicks Anthem“, Iman Shumpert has proven himself to be one of the better NBA rappers, and this new track further backs that up. Check out his latest, “Versace (Freestyle).”
In response to Kendrick Lamar's mind-blowing rap song, New York Knicks swingman Iman Shumpert dropped a rap response and it's legit. Here's the video.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar shook up the world with his verse on Big Sean’s single “Control” where he claimed to be the King of New York and named dropped Phil Jackson- Phil even responded. While rappers and other hip-hop pundits have weighed in on the topic, Knicks guard Iman Shumpert – who has a budding rap career of his own – decided to enter the fray with a response titled...