U.S. captain Clint Dempsey releases rap song

Clint Dempsey of the U.S. celebrates after scoring their first goal during their 2014 World Cup...

Clint Dempsey of the U.S. celebrates after scoring their first goal during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Ghana at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)

Keaton Robbins, QMI Agency

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It only took Clint Dempsey 30 seconds to score America’s opening goal at the 2014 World Cup, but his rap career might need a little more time to take off.

The 31-year-old forward, who plies his trade with the Seattle Sounders in MLS, released the single “It’s Poppin” from his new album “The Redux”, and it’s leaving many scratching their heads.

For avid soccer fans, the whole Dempsey pursuing a rap career in his free time isn’t news.

The former Fulham and Tottenham striker has been dropping beats for a while.

But this new album is different.

The production value is obviously high on first listen, and when Dempsey starts dropping the rhymes, it’s hard to believe it’s him on the microphone because it doesn’t sound anything like the guy.

Once we hear some lame lines, that’s when we know it’s Clint.

“See my followers I’m not common/though I was raised off that ramen... I never claimed to be gangsta/You can bet that I’m real/When half of these gangsta’s real as a three dolla bill,” the footballer from Nacogdoches, Texas proclaims.

During the offseason, “Deuce” flew to Los Angeles and hooked up with rapper XO to record the 13-track album.

Will he finally take the next step in the rap game, and get the recognition he so dearly craves now that he is an American icon?

Probably not.

At least it’s not as bad as Ronaldinho’s rap album.


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