From foes in the Western Conference Finals to emcees on the same track, the news comes out today in a new interview with Stephen Jackson that he has tabbed Kevin Durant as a featured guest, amongst many, for his upcoming album. Here are the quotables (the last one being an instant classic). (shouts 2 XXL).
In my head I’m imaging Tim Duncan bopping to your music.
Yeah, Tim has both my CDs. He’ll text me every blue moon saying he likes one of my songs. Tim’s not really a big rap guy, but if I need his support, he’ll definitely give it to me.
I assume Pop [Gregg Popovich] isn’t a big rap guy, either.
I don’t know what kind of music Pop listens to, but I would never give him my CD.
Who else have you worked with, or who else do you want to work with?
Well…I got Game, Jim Jones, Bun B, Alley Boy, several cats from my label. I got one of the hottest rappers out of Atlanta, Twin, on my album. I got Messiah, Pepa Spray, B-Lean, a lot of guys, Scarface, I got a song with Kevin Durant, Young Chris. I got everybody on that album. It’s going to be crazy.
So Durant’s kind of nice with it?
Yeah, KD can go, man. I respect him for even getting on the track with me, because a lot of athletes are scared to even get on the same song with me ’cause they feel I’m gonna embarrass them. I’m just happy he took the time to do it, and he really killed the verse so a lot of people are gonna be surprised by it.
You mentioned that KD is on the album. How do you kind of stay away from getting grouped in with all of the other NBA players who try their hand at rapping? A lot of people have this and that to say about players who make music, so how do you kind of stand alone on that?
I don’t care, I don’t pay attention to it, I’m me. Who cares what people say? I mean, people’s opinions are like buttholes—everybody has one. I don’t even pay it attention.
So on a scale of 1-10, how excited are you to hear this Kevin Durant/Stephen Jackson collab?
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