There’s often crossover between professional athletes and music.
Some athletes have a fondness for music — and will use their respective platform to promote an album. Others utilize their free time to create a serious passion project. As it pertains to Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell, it’s apparent that he loves to rap.
He recently released a 16-track album entitled “Post Interview” under the alias ‘Juice.’ His album has reached as high as No. 9 on the iTunes hip-hop album chart. There’s one track in particular, entitled “Shrimp Bayless” — where he takes some not-so veiled shots at Fox Sports 1 commentator Skip Bayless:
Bell roasted the controversial media pundit — splicing together his own lyrics with sound bites of Bayless and Shannon Sharpe criticizing the running back.
Also releasing an EP was Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett. Paying homage to the iconic cartoon Doug, Bennett released this album cover:
My EP “I’m not a rapper but some of my friends are…” is up on my soundcloud link in bio. This tape was a lot of fun to make and is a huge part of my creative journey this year. Working to express myself in as many forms as possible. There’s so much more on the way. I have so many talented friends being able to just sit and create with them is truly a blessing. I love you all. @matchboxtony @youknowdessie @oktober1st @reshaudb @davidallendope @djfrankdux @thisiskeithjacobs @franchisetief you all for being part of the process. Hope you guys enjoy this. I’m on to the next creative idea. I will continue to create on my own and with friends. Thanks @zombiepetz_rgb for working on the cover art as well. #createdbymarty #MartyLand
The EP entitled “I’m Not a Rapper But Some of My Friends Are…” features five tracks on soundcloud. Bennett raps under the name ‘MartysaurusRex.’
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