Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley has released a rap song, and it’s actually pretty good.
Beasley dropped 80 Stings Tuesday, and it was at No. 12 on the iTunes hip-hop/rap list early Wednesday afternoon. The song also hit the radio airwaves Wednesday morning on rap station 97.9, according to an Instagram post.
80 Stings is the debut track from an album Beasley hopes to drop in the coming months. You can listen to a preview of the track here.
The six-year pro name-drops Dak Prescott and Jerry Jones and shouts out his signature "sauce" celebration in the song's lyrics. It had a 4.6-star rating on iTunes Wednesday, including high praise from commenters.
"Love it, this is fire!!!" one commenter said. Another said they were "legit blown away."
While I won't claim my opinion is worth a darn in the rap community, I was quite impressed by 80 Stings.
Beasley said in a press release posted to Twitter that his pursuit of a rap career won’t distract from his dedication to the Cowboys.
“Some people may question my loyalty to football, but the passion for that WILL NOT change,” he said, according to the team website. He added that he won’t be doing any shows because “that lifestyle is not for me.”
Beasley also announced the formation of an entertainment company, “ColdNation Records,” with music producer Victor “Phazz” Clark. The release says Beasley has been making music for six years and met Clark through Cowboys teammates.