It's always great whenever athletes start making music! Now, easily hateable Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton seeks to join the pantheon of noted superstars-turned-musicmakers that includes Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal by putting out his own album, one that his producer says is "off the hook." Seriously. This is a thing.
What kind of songs will be on said album? According to his producer Angel — who has collaborated with Rihanna and E30 aficionado Frank Ocean — it will have a lot of diversity, including "dirty south"-style rap, pop and soul songs. Here's what Yahoo! News reports:
Angel told The Sun that Hamilton's songs are "off the hook" and hopes that he decides to share them with the world.
"He sounds better than certain singers. He's a proper singer. It's a breath of fresh air. He's got a smooth vocal," said Angel.
"I hope (he does release them) because it's actually crazy. Right now he's just recording. He's a perfectionist. He doesn't want to rush. If it doesn't sound right, he'll record it again.
The album isn't ready to go yet, but Hamilton is apparently in the recording phase, so we might get to hear it soon. He's not the first racing driver to delve into the music world — ex-F1 champ Jacques Villeneuve has also put out a few albums.
Well, Lewis, I know I'm not the only one who can't wait to hear your sick beats. I may never want to hear them again after I do, but I'd try it at least once.
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Hat tip to Autoblog!