World Cup: US national team soccer captain Clint Dempsey set to release debut rap album, The Redux
As busy as you thought Clint Dempsey was in the past offseason, he was plenty busier.
In addition to January's loan stint with English Premier League club Fulham, the Seattle Sounders and US national team captain reportedly had time for a two-week recording session in Los Angeles with his rapper/producer buddies XO and Mike Chehadé at the "Skee Lodge," belonging to music personality DJ Skee.
The end product: a 13-track album called "The Redux" that is scheduled for release in the coming months.
A teaser has been published on YouTube (listen to Dempsey beginning at 1:35 above) and Dempsey, who scored the 5th fastest goal in World Cup history on Monday, was dropping some serious rhymes: "Tight jeans? that's my wallet. Stomach bug? So vomit. Scramble haters. Omelette."
It's not like Dempsey is new to this rapping business. Many fans remember his Don't Tread track released before the 2006 World Cup and his Nacogdoches, Texas friends say he's been a rapper forever: "He'll just call you sometimes and start free-styling—he doesn't even say hello."
Here's something we know for sure: The Redux will be better than anything Ronaldinho (listen here) or former MLS player Youri Djorkaeff (listen here) have ever put together. Especially better than Djorkaeff.