Should athletes keep trying to be rappers?
Footballer turned rapper Famouz
On September 25th, football player turned rapper Famouz (aka FMZ) will drop his debut album, Ghetto Passport (original title right?).
The former New York Giant’s album features a number of guests, including E-40 and Bun B.
Famouz’s football career started at Rutgers University, with a four year walk-on career with the New York Giants. It ended with a stint playing in the Arena Football League for the Nashville Kats.
“I have a lot of friends that still play football,” he says. “They know that I’ve been working on this music stuff for along time. I’m not going to mention names right now, but come on, I was a former Giant. But aside from those surprise guests, in the long run, my music will definitely speak for itself.”
Famouz follows in the footsteps of other athletes who’ve attempted a rap career, including basketballers Shaquille O’Neal and Ron Artest and boxer Roy Jones Jr.
What do you think of sportspeople who make the transition to hip-hop?