LISTEN: Does Iman Shumpert go at Kendrick Lamar in his new song?
Rapper Kendrick Lamar has made headlines for three days straight after everyone heard his verse in the song “No ID” with Big Sean and Jay Electronica. Kendrick is one of the more respected lyricists in hip-hop, and in the song he challenged the likes of J. Cole and Drake to step their game up. Rap has always been about competition, and Kendrick appears to be bringing that element back.
However, in one part of his verse, he claims he is the king of New York. The catch? Kendrick is a native of Compton, California. New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert is a rapper on the side, and actually holds his own pretty well on the mic. I’m not going to sit here and say he can compete with guys who rap for a living, but he recorded a new song titled “Dear Kendrick”, in which Shump seems to have taken offense to Kendrick calling himself the king of New York. It’s hard to tell if Shumpert is actually trying to diss Kendrick or is just trying to get noticed piggy backing off Lamar’s recent hype. Have a listen and judge for yourself!