Kenny Dennis, Serengeti’s alter-ego, lets ‘em have it on his new single ‘Shazam.’ Serengeti rapped about Dennis before, but that was back in 2006. In case you’ve forgotten, The Needle Drop has summed up what’s going on here quite nicely:
1. The track is credited to Chicago rapper Serengeti, but is actually fronted by his alter-ego, Kenny Dennis.
2. Back in the 90s, Kenny was a member of the hip hop group Tha Grimm Teachaz.
3. Tha Grimm Teachaz were signed to Jive, which was the same label Shaq was on in the midst of his rap career.
4. One night, at a Jive showcase in ’93, Shaq-Fu made some comments about Dennis’ mustache, which he’s been upset about to this very day. The lyrics in this track are rife with vengeance, dissing Shaq’s acting career and calling him out as a “jolly green giant.”
In addition to his time spent as Kenny Dennis, Serengeti has also been working on a project forthcoming with Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux. In the meantime, you can download Shazam here.