If you’re a soccer fan, Clint Dempsey’s name is probably high on your list as one of soccer’s best. If you’ve watched the FIFA World Cup Opener when the U.S. played Ghana, you watched as Clint Dempsey gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead by scoring 29 seconds into the match, which is the fifth (5th) fastest goal in FIFA World Cup history and helped the U.S. to a 2-1 win over Ghana.
Dempsey, who is leading the team in his third World Cup, is not only going into the history book for his goal, but he has another goal of releasing his first hip-hop/rap album. He will now go down in history as another sports figure that’s releasing music.
The Nacogdoches, Texas raised soccer player, who raps using the alias, “Deuce,” plans on dropping his 13-track album, “The Redux,” with his friend and Texas rapper, XO, in the next few months.
Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player on “The Redux” raps about going from rags to riches, “banging Gs” (scoring goals) and being “Captain America,” and was inspired by UGK.
Check out his interview from YouTube with Sama’an Ashrawi with Dempsey to kick off the World Cup saying he’s “UGK 4 LIFE” and being a UGK fan.
The album is dedicated to the crews rapper friend Big Hawk, who passed in 2006 and Dempsey’s sister, Jennifer. She passed from a brain aneurysm when she was 16. Plus a portion of the proceeds from the music will go to the East Texas Food Bank.
By the way, in 2006 Dempsey aka Deuce, XO and the late Houston rapper Big Hawk from the Screwed Up Click, did a song and video “Don’t Tread” for a Nike soccer advertising campaign for the 2006 World Cup with the intention to showcase both the sport’s working-class roots and the United States team ahead of the World Cup. Check it out below: