During an offseason filled with concerns for Cowboys Nation, Cole Beasley sure helped fans take their minds off coaching changes, free agency and draft prospects for a moment. Bease took Twitter by storm when he tweeted a link to his first single as a rapper… yes, you read that right.
Cole Beasley: an NFL Wide Receiver by Day, Rapper by Night
“ColdNation Records” is the name of the company Beasley created alongside music producer Victor Clark, to release his first single. You can listen to “80 Stings” on iTunes, Spotify and just about every digital store, as the tweet above mentions.
I'll be honest with you, I didn't know what to expect. But when I turned the volume up and played the song for the first time, I was surprised. It's awesome.
When Beasley caught that football behind his helmet versus the Giants back in week 1, I thought “man, that's it. Beasley can't surprise me anymore.” Well, he proved me wrong.
“80 Stings” isn't only performed by him, but also written by him.
It turns out Cole Beasley has been writing since he was in college. And if you already listened to the single, you know he's awesome at composing, and his flow is actually very quick.
The whole song is pretty entertaining, but it does have some verses that stick out more than others. We all know Beasley has been an underdog his entire football career, so it comes as no surprise that he introduces himself as “Mr. Slept On”, for instance.
Throughout the song, the 28-year-old receiver shouts out his wife and his children (and the fact he's saving money for when they go to college, something we had already seen him proudly mentioning on Twitter.)
“But Sunday, Jerry's boss now,
I'm a dog when Dak get the ball out,
Pull the sauce out…”
– Cole Beasley on his first single, “80 Stings”
The rest of the album, according to “Killa Beasley”, will be released this Spring.
Cole Beasley insisted this is just a passion and that in no way will it affect his football career. So, really… don't worry about it. Just enjoy this awesome thing he decided to share with his fans.
This time of the season can be sort of stressing for Cowboys Nation. A lot of changes in the coaching staff that may not be the desired ones, a lot of players Dallas needs to bring back, and just the aftermath of a disappointing 9-7 season.
It's nice to have something like this to talk about, for a few days at least.
From all of Cowboys Nation, congratulations on this achievement, Mr. Slept On!