Hornets guard Lance Stephenson has been pretty quiet this offseason -- until now. Stephenson released a freestyle (interpretations of the word "freestyle" may vary) over one of the hottest beats out right now, Bobby Shmurda's "Hot N***a". And, if the title of the original is any indication, this song should be listened to in private.
But wait! Before we go any further, I need to reiterate what I just said. This is a very, very NSFW song. If you're at work, or you have kids in the room or you're visiting your grandmother, I highly recommend you save this for later. This is the type of stuff that made former NBA commissioner David Stern's head spin.
Aside from the ruthless barrage of cusswords, Stephenson shows surprisingly good skills with a microphone in front of him. He certainly has the voice to rap, and he's not monotone, either. His understanding of flow and energy are arguably the best in the NBA right now, and his lyrics are pretty good too. Not often you hear bars about basketball and don't cringe.
Some notable bars:
"I been ballin' hard since like the fifth grade/Watchin' A.I. gettin' 40 with the French braids/"
"Two chains, now I'm stuntin' on'em/See a center in the lane and I'm dunkin' on'em/"
You can listen to the track here.
What do you guys think?