The Meaning of #knickstape
I first heard the term #knickstape from this really well down fan-made video:
The audio is Iman Shumpert’s freestyle over the Kanye song, Clique. But what does #knickstape actually mean? Is it just a hashtag?
It turns out, I really like the definition and the analogy Shumpert uses in this video is spot on:
The #knickstape is a mixtape of peresonalities, all wearing a Knicks jersey.
On a mixtape, you got the club song, you got the sophisticated song,you got the brand new song, you got her single that was on the last album,but because it was so hot, we gonna put it on the mixtape anyway.
And it’s like you got a collection of dudes that:
This dude got 10 years in the league, and this dude got 13 years in the league, and this dude, a rookie, like you know what i mean, but you got so many different personalities. You got dudes that yell after they dunk, you got dudes that don’t say nothing, you got Novocaine that just don’t miss, you got…
It’s not even the Knicks anymore, it’s like real life is just a #knickstape