Just as Hip-Hop was beginning to return to some sense of normalcy following Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, Stephen Curry proverbially flips tables throwing fellow NBA star and Class of 2009’er James Harden under the bus with the “Harden Soul (Remix).”
The Rap&B battle record is a response to Future Harden’s masterpiece “Harden Soul” which Curry – a grizzled rap veteran in his own right – obviously had issues with during the studio session. I don’t know. Perhaps Curry still holds some lingering resentment he’s Davidson’s second-most successful graduate behind our own David D. and The Beard finds himself as collateral damage. Or perhaps Curry’s still pissed off NBA coaches figured it would be a great idea not to have one of the league’s best shooters in an exhibition game for the fans last February.
Either way, Curry’s pissed and he’s on the war path and I’m all for this growing rap battle as long as the most exciting moments take place at their day jobs. The Warriors and Rockets play three times this upcoming season.
Friday, December 6 – Golden State vs. Houston
Friday, December 13 – Houston vs. Golden State (ESPN)
Thursday, February 20 – Houston vs. Golden State (TNT)
I’d say Harden and Curry should sing the national anthem as a duet on the TNT game if we all knew it wouldn’t receive some sort of backlash from a conservative prick saying the NBA doesn’t care about the country’s well-being. Watching The Beard and Raphael De La Curry willingly make fools of themselves, then go for 30+ each and ultimately fall over in laughter as Ernie, Kenny, Chuck and Shaq run with it for the rest of the night would be glorious.