Jun 16, 2014; Natal, BRAZIL; USA forward Clint Dempsey (8) against Ghana during the 2014 World Cup at Estadio das Dunas. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Clint Dempsey is going to release a hip hop album


So, apparently US striker Clint Dempsey, who famously scored a goal in the first 30 seconds in this year’s World Cup opener for the United States, wants to make a rap record, and will.

Huh? Okay.

Here’s an excerpt form Radio.com:

Maybe it was his goal to start the United States’ bid for the World Cup title against Ghana last Monday, but Clint Dempsey is on one — so much so that he’s releasing a rap album. The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team’s captain will release a full-length record of hip-hop tunes sometime after the World Cup ends. Dempsey, who raps under the name Deuce, originally put out a song, “Don’t Tread,” prior to the World Cup eight years ago in a partnership with Nike. However, rather than be a one-off athlete-turned-musician, the soccer star went into the studio during the off-season to cut even more music, enough for a full album. “We just were having fun with it and it ended up being an album,” Dempsey told WSJ of the record, deemed The Redux, recorded in Los Angeles and totaling 13 tracks.

I can get behind this. Anyone willing to break their nose for America has my blessing to do whatever they want. I have my doubts, however, on how the album will sound. Pro athletes and hip hop just don’t coexist very well. I’ll withhold judgement for the time being, though.

In the meantime, we’ll enjoy a classic hip hop track from another professional athlete. This is old, and hilarious.

 

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