Published on September 26th, 2019 | by Lydia Brooks


When footballers attempted to make it as rap stars (part 2)

 3. Memphis Depay

In 2014, Memphis Depay was snatched up by Manchester United only to arrive one year later after having set the Eredivisie on fire. However, he failed to make any impression since having arrived in the Premier League.

But just in case the playing career of the 22-year-old Dutch sensation takes tumble, he could go back to becoming a Rapper! In fact, he tried his hand at music in the Netherlands when he was younger. Besides rapping, he also produces music as well as recorded and uploaded some rap videos to his YouTube channel. We can’t quite make out the language as it’s in Dutch but he sure looks as a Rap Star.

4. Liverpool Squad

Back in 1998, Liverpool FC squad featured in a rap video, performing to the famous ‘Anfield Rap’. The song was so successful that it made to the top 3 of the UK charts. The video also featured Liverpool locals, including Steve Mcmanaman, John Aldridge, the former manager, and the club legend Kenny Dalglish.

5. John Barnes

It can not be denied that John Barnes is one of the most favorite English football players of all time. Although he was born in Jamaica, John Barnes chose to play for England and was one of the best football players in his position in the world during the 1990’s. For the 1990 World Cup campaign of England, he competed and won in a rap contest with other players such as Chris Waddle and Paul Gascoigne to perform in the music video World In Motion by New Order.

The song has become so popular with the crowd and is one of the best football songs to have ever been made and also made to the number one of the UK’s charts. Barnes was pretty darn good at rapping in the video; however, the only nullifying part of the video was Keith Allen dancing around like a moron in the background.

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