Iman Shumpert releases rap track about the downside of wealth

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Iman Shumpert is no stranger to releasing his own music.

He previously released a video for a song called "Anarchy," which featured the then-New York Knick wearing the jersey of teammate Carmelo Anthony backwards and doing chin-ups on a Manhattan pedestrian signal. This spring he also did a playoff anthem for his current squad, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now Shumpert - who just signed a four-year, $40-million contract with the Cavs - has released a new track, "290 West", about 'mo money, 'mo problems.

From Shumpert's SoundCloud page (NSFW lyrics):

This song is the conversation I would have with my audience in the sense that I'm venting to them about my everyday and ongoing battle of being a bread winner back home.

One line in particular goes, "I'm getting pulled from all over/I hear the sad stories and get long texts like 'Dog, I hate to ask for it'."

This struck a chord with Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert, who tweeted Shumpert directly.

Unrelated, but isn't it time for Hibbert to change his "Hoya2aPacer" Twitter handle?

- With h/t to Bleacher Report

Iman Shumpert releases rap track about the downside of wealth
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