The Cleveland Cavaliers guard has put his own, very personal spin on Drake’s long-distance anthem. Called “Highlight Reel” (get it?), the basketball-centric take goes deep on subjects ranging from Shumpert’s contract to the Cavs’ near-championship season (“Try to contemplate my mental pain/ When I took that L from Golden State”).
Shumpert also dropped a few bars last month (on SoundCloud); could his girlfriend, R&B singer Teyana Taylor, be helping to bring out his creative side?
The NBA season starts in less than two weeks, so Shumpert may not have much more time to build his following before hitting the hardwood. A remix to the remix featuring LeBron could help, though. Listen to Shumpert’s version of the chart-topper below: