Antonio Brown’s debut album ‘Paradigm’ is chopping some success and according to him, his next album will feature only rapping athletes. According to Antonio Brown in a brief convo with Harvey and Charles, “The next album got to be with all athletes. We want to give every athlete a chance to be creative — NBA, baseball, football players.”
TMZ Sports has more;
“We just want to give premier athletes the opportunity to express themselves, be themselves. I know a lot of players that do it on their own that may not put it out,” Brown added.
AB’s current album has features from some huge names in hip hop … and the project has been doing well, with help from his friend, Kanye West.
Brown told TMZ Sports despite Ye not being featured on the album, Kanye had a significant hand in its production, with West overseeing everything and paying for a lot of studio time.
Of course, artists such as Fivio Foreign, DaBaby, Young Thug, and Keyshia Cole are all featured on the project … but AB is eyeing names like Melvin Ingram, Shaquille O’Neal, Miles Bridges and Darren Waller next time.
Antonio Brown on where he took his inspiration from had this to say about Shaq;
Finally, AB admitted Shaq’s success as an athlete and rapper helped motivate his side hustle … and opened up about potentially working with him in the past.
“Absolutely, Shaq was the only athlete that made a successful album that actually went platinum,” Brown said. “And he still was a great player.”
“He changed the fact of athletes being one-dimensional.”
Now, AB wants more athletes to get the same exposure Shaq had … and open the door for more dual threats in the future.
AB isn’t a bad rapper, he just might be too old for the younger audience that drives the streaming industry. If he was 23 instead of 33, I think his numbers would look better.
Flip to the next page for the brief convo.