Iman jumps from the court to the studio.

While he’s known for flexing his athletic abilities on the court, NBA baller Iman Shumpert reminds us that he also possesses a lyrical dexterity on the mic, debuting his newest six-track mixtape ‘Substance Abuse.’

Catching him at his release party at West Hollywood lounge Hyde Sunset, the Sacramento Kings baller, whose moniker is “Iman.,” dished to Hollywood Unlocked on his new feat, his double life as an NBA player and what’s next to come.

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Additionally, Iman details that the mood of the project is “the growth of a man,” and that the title’s play on words forces listeners to debate, “Can you abuse good substances?”

Also, he shares on the transition of a baller into a rapper, stating:

“I hope people connect with it. Some people [won’t] even give it a listen because they just want to see me as a basketball player and that’s fine.”

To hear more from Iman., press play above!

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#PressPlay below to stream Substance Abuse by Iman.