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Published on August 14th, 2019 | by Lydia Brooks

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When footballers attempted to make it as rap stars (part 1)

Ever since its inception back in the ’70s, rap has achieved mainstream prominence from millions of music fans all around the world. This rhythmic chanting is now one of the world’s most popular forms of music and also amongst many famous footballers. Even a lot of football players have hit the recording studio to dish out their own rap renditions that were inspired by the likes of Eminem or Tupac Shakur. Their work may not be on par with the Rap legends, but some footballers on the following list really came out with some decent music.

Let’s take a look at five football players attempted to make it as rappers.

1. Andy Cole

Andrew Cole or shortly say Andy Cole was a footballer during the ’90s. The Manchester United striker has had a lot of success on the field with five Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy with the club. He became a legend of Premier League for his ability to find the back of the net with relative ease.

However, when it comes to a mic in his hand, it becomes a different story. Cole collaborated with DJ Pied Piper, coming out with the not so popular ‘Outstanding’ back in 1999. Perhaps Cole should have stuck to playing football as his attempt at becoming a rap star was a serious dud.

2. Clint Dempsey

There are not many successful footballers from the US, and the former Tottenham Hotspur player Clint Dempsey is among them. Although he didn’t quite make it in the Premier League, he had a decent international career with the US national soccer team, even having captained his national side for most of his career. In 2006, Clint Dempsey collaborated with Rappers, Big Hawk, and Texas rappers XO to take up the alias of ‘Deuce’ for the song named ‘Don’t Tread’ which was also featured in a campaign for the 2006 World Cup by Nike.

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