Super Bowl Champion Martellus Bennett is spending his offseason recording rap music.
The former New England Patriot, now Green Bay Packer, just dropped a five-song EP titled I’m Not A Rapper But Some Of My Friends Are.
Bennett describes the project in his Soundcloud profile saying:
“I am not a rapper but some of my friends are. It was just me and some of my friends hanging out in the studio making music for fun and this is what came out of it. Pretty cool to have so many talented friends and be able to create with them at a high level. I am on a mission to express my creativity in as many ways as possible in 2017, this is a part of my creative journey. Enjoy.”
The EP heavily features rappers MatchBoxTony and David Allen Pope with Low Down, Franchise Tief and Shaud Money all appearing on the final track.
As far as how this project sounds, on a scale of rapping athletes ranging from Damien Lillard to Roy Jones, Jr., this leans more towards Lillard. Bennett actually sounds pretty comfortable on the mic. Probably because he actually sticks to themes that mean something to him, like eating healthy as he demonstrates on “Whole Foods” with an appearance from the late Dr. Sebi. The project is worth a listen. Check it out below.