Put Your Hands Together For Serena Williams, The Rapper?
Pardon me for stereotyping. I guess it’s not just male athletes like Roy Jones and Shaq who try to get in the rap game after they’ve dominated their respective sports. We can now add a point (perhaps unfortunately) to the female-athlete-turned-rapper side of the line because tennis pro Serena Williams has just dropped a new track and yes, she is rapping on it.
More than a year ago, TMZ said that Serena had laid down some tracks at a Florida record studio called B Major Music Group, which is owned by Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie. Since Bryant is good friends with Serena and Venus, we sort of figured she was just playing around in the studio and wouldn’t be releasing anything to the public, but we were wrong. One of those tracks surfaced last night and of course TMZ was on top of it, once again.
We don’t really know if Serena actually plans on taking her music anywhere but I’m thinking she should keep it as a hobby, although she definitely has the aggression to be a rapper. Plus, people have been complaining about the lack of female MCs in the game… Maybe she could give Nicki Minaj a little competition. (I jest.) Orrrr she could put out a song with Common (or Drake) and they could get back together and live happily ever after as hip-hop royalty. Okay I’m done.
Anyway, check out the clip of her first single and tell us what you think. I give it a mix of catchy and corny—not half bad.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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