Knicks owner James Dolan might have to sideline his day job for a career in music. He debuted a new country/blues ballad “Under That Hood,” which underlines the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. The lyrics in the song alternate between perspectives between Zimmerman and Martin: “Who’s that walking/ a shadow in the street/ looks like trouble from my judgment seat/ There’s no good under that hood.” The track has already received mixed reviews on Twitter.
Has the sports world gone mad? Pretty sure the #JamesDolan rap songs just put this week over the edge as the weirdest/worst sports week ever
— Mook Williams (@MookWilliams) September 12, 2014
Thought @nyknicks owner, #JamesDolan, was going to be laying low now that #PhilJackson is part of #NYK, not so, http://t.co/fGIVsiuUFS #NBA
— Dog and Deuce (@DogAndDeuce) September 13, 2014
His band, JD & The Straight Shot, will release their album Where I’ve Been later on this month. Songs from the LP primarily pinpoint issues like race, politics, love and mortality. The group is currently preparing for a series of concerts, including the opening act for The Eagles on Saturday night (Sept. 20) at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Listen to it here.
Here are the lyrics to Knicks owner James Dolan’s song about Trayvon Martin. pic.twitter.com/qW9ZcYE4Xh
— Kevin Draper (@kevinmdraper) September 12, 2014