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Iman Shumpert To Appear on Michelle Obama's Rap Album

The Oak Park native and the First Lady are teaming up to help fight childhood obesity



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    Full-time NBA player and part-time rapper Iman Shumpert is teaming up with Michelle Obama on a rap album aimed to help end childhood obesity.

    When Iman Shumpert isn’t playing guard for the New York Knicks, the Chicago native and Oak Park-River Forest alum spends his time in the studio making rap songs and mixtapes.

    Many people may not even be aware that Shumpert is a rapper – he released a mixtape last year called “The3 #Post90s” which was good, not great – but one person certainly does: Fist Lady Michelle Obama.

    The FLOTUS is releasing a rap album of all things as a part of her “Let’s Move!” campaign aimed at fighting childhood obesity and is sponsored in part by the Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health.

    The 19-track album will feature noted entertainers such as DMC from Run-DMC, R&B songstress Ashanti, hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh and noted drummer for Blink-182, Travis Barker.

    Shumpert’s contribution to the album is in the form of a song called “Pass the Rock” which is the 11th track on the album. No word yet on when the album is set to be released.