NBA veteran Metta World Peace drops track about Baltimore

  • Metta World Peace is from New York but apparently has strong feelings about Baltimore.
Metta World Peace is from New York but apparently has strong… (Anthony Gruppuso, USA Today…)
July 18, 2014|By Jon Meoli | The Baltimore Sun

NBA veteran Metta World Peace hasn't been seen in the NBA since the New York Knicks waived him in February, but it appears he's been in the recording studio since then — and he's showing some love to Baltimore while in there.

Hot New Hip Hop dropped the artist formerly known as Ron Artest's new single, "Baltimore," last night, with a little bit of an explanation as to why the Queens-born forward is singing about Baltimore.

“People often ask why am I obsessed with Baltimore,” Artest told the site. “They often ask me why I compare Balitmore to Queeensbridge back in '88 to '95. Why do I rep Baltimore and I am from New York? Well, if you look at the state of urban Baltimore, some would describe it as a borderline war zone. Some would say it is too violent and there is no way out. I would say there are future doctors and lawyers there. But we have to give an extra effort to bring the best out of the community.”

Well said, Metta. The track features some language that is not fit for work environments or children, but give a listen below.

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