Team USA soccer captain Clint Dempsey isn’t done making headlines. After scoring a goal 32 seconds into Monday’s match versus Ghana, he’s ready to take his talents off the field and into the studio.
On Wednesday (June 18), the Wall Street Journal reported that Dempsey will drop his debut rap album under the moniker Deuce. The album is titled The Redux and was recorded in two weeks during the off-season. The LP will be released with Dempsey’s rapping partner XO in the coming months.
The album’s first single, “It’s Poppin’,” finds the sports star spitting about his come up, but this isn’t first first try at the mic. In 2007 dropped a video for his song “Don’t Tread” and has always been a avid rap fan — particularly of the iconic duo UGK.
“‘One Day’…is another one I can identify with, because I lost my sister at a young age; she was 16, when I was 12,” the 31-year-old said of the popular UGK track in a recent interview. “After she passed away, going back and listening to that CD, you can connect with it a little bit more and it has more meaning to you.”