Sunday afternoon, Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins let the world know via Instagram that his new R&B album, entitled “Misunderstood,” is on the way.
“Emotional,” the first single from the album is due to be released soon—according to his website.
Cousins, whose R&B moniker is Boogie Smooth—a play on his NBA nickname Boogie Cousins, followed the news about his forthcoming album Monday by responding to early internet cynics with some humor.
— demarcus cousins (@boogiecousins) March 31, 2014
Quite the quip.
Funny to see the current Kings center take shots at a former Sacramento great. Perhaps Chris Webber had that coming, though.
No one forced him to release 2 Much Drama in 1999.
At least Webber can claim to have worked with popular 90s rapper Redman on his album.
Better yet, he found some small success as a producer, having produced two tracks for Nas—one, “Blunt Ashes,” is featured on the album Hip Hop Is Dead. The other track, “Surviving the Times,” was featured on Nas’ Greatest Hits CD.
Cousins’ comment may seem even more humorous when contrasted against Kings minority owner, Shaquille O’Neal, who has released four studio albums; Shaq Diesel, Shaq-Fu da Return, You Can’t Stop the Reign and Respect.
Shaq has been much maligned over the years for having subpar rap albums, however, he sold more CDs than any other NBA athlete to have ever tried their hands at hip hop.
As of 2004, his debut album Shaq Diesel had sold over 860,000 units. It was certified platinum in 1994. His sophomore album, Shaq-Fu da Return, reached certified gold status.
So, for all the jokes, Shaq didn’t do terribly bad, at least not as far as sales are concerned with regards to his first two rap albums.
Cousins has a lot of work to do should he truly hope to surpass the musical exploits of the two men he called out by name in his tweet.
Time will tell if he does in fact have a successful album.
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