First of Many – [Shepherd] feat. [George.Rose]

If there’s two things in this culture that go hand-in-hand, it would be sports and hip hop. There are tons of athletes who are close friends with rappers, executive produces albums for rappers, and some athletes even rap themselves. Just as much as athletes love rap, rappers love the sports that back them as well. The long awaited sequel to Space Jam released this summer, titled Space Jam: A New Legacy, and it featured music from tons of high profile artists, as well as a few underdogs. One of those artists being Shepherd—a Florida-native who has a pure love for the game, and it shows. Today, he is appearing on our platform for the releasee of his video and singe “First of Many”.

For those unfamiliar with Shepherd, he is someone who was once in love with sports. Becoming a football player turned rapper, Shepherd turned his love on the court and made it a love on the stage, and this video is the representation of that. The visual takes place at a family and friends viewing of the Space Jam sequel, as he celebrates having his song “Gametime” featured in the film. “First of Many” showcases one of his major wins in his career, as he reassures that while this may be one of his first times being seen, it will not be his last. When asked about the creation of the video, he stated:

“Being in a movie has been a dream of mine since childhood, so landing a global sports film of this magnitude is simply a miracle. As the son of immigrants, I saw my parents struggle day after day to provide the best life they possibly could for me and my siblings. With that being said, this is a huge win; not just for myself, but for my family, my culture (Cuban / Costa Rican) and my community.”

Watch the visuals for Shepherd’s “First of Many” below!