Steph Curry is the most mentioned rapper in hip-hop, according to the Golden State Warriors point guard himself.
In a forthcoming interview with VIBE, Curry revealed that he’s found his name was used in over 106 songs. He also shared that he was surprised and amused to hear Sexxy Red drop his name in her viral song “Skee Yee.”
“When Sexxy Red did it, I just started laughing,” Curry recalled. “I don’t know. I had never seen her at a basketball game.”
If sexyy red don’t move so we can see Sza https://t.co/V3XZ37OiYJ
— Steph Curry Stan Acct (@JLaCour__) October 12, 2023
Curry’s teammates have even done some research on how many songs have mentioned his name.
“It’s funny because I actually was asking the question– no, one of my teammates were asking me the question, ‘How many times do you think your name’s been mentioned in the song?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure there’s probably a website or something that could probably count it for you.’ So he went and looked it up and it was like 106 I think at the time, which was wild to me.”
Curry also mentioned coveted rap stars like Drake and Future, who’ve both referenced his name before.
“Then I started thinking about all the ones that I could remember and it’s either a nickname, like Drake did with ‘Chef Curry with the Pot,’ or I think Future dropped one in the song ‘Mad Max.’ And it’s funny to see how they rhyme it because either they do a nickname, the short name, they use number 30 or they just go with the whole full name and just try to write something.”
Curry then recalled Pluto’s 2022 single with Lil Durk from Loyal Bros 2 , where he raps, “Keep it on the low/ Go drop a bag and get a ni**a buried/ Lil’ bro send shots all through your car, he think he Stephen Curry.”
“Future did the whole full name Stephen Curry, which is hilarious because he is trying to rhyme it and flow with it,” he said. “I don’t know, unfortunately, ‘somebody’s shooting something or sharp shooting ‘ or whatever the case is… I almost kind of expect it now. They’re going to reference me at some point.”
Drizzy, Cardi B, E-40, Lil Uzi Vert, Fat Joe, and Kehlani are just a few who have shown respect to the four-time champion through song. As there are so many lyrics to choose from, the 35-year-old shared a few of his favorite bars.
“Drake’s for sure is my favorite,” he revealed. “Drake and Cardi B, surprisingly because she had the… I think it was the me and Ayesha reference. She’s like, ‘I want to get married like Steph and Ayesha, but we more like Belly ; Tommy and Keisha.’”
Revisit Cardi B’s “Be Careful With Me” below and stay tuned for more from VIBE’s conversation with Steph Curry coming soon.