NFL’s Asante Samuel
Starts Rap Label
… I’m Learning From Jay Z
6/21/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL superstar Asante Samuel is jumping in the rap game … starting his own record label … and he tells TMZ Sports he has his eyes on an ex-teammate with RIDICULOUS rhyme skills.
Samuel — a 4-time Pro Bowler and one of the best CBs of his era — recently launched the Eighties Nation record company … which he hopes will make some cash … and a difference in his hood.
“I saw it as a way to help people get out of our hood and give them jobs and a way to stay out of jail.”
Samuel says he’s got big plans for his company — and he’s taking his cues on how to grow the business from some of the biggest names in hip hop.
“Jay Z, Cash Money … I study all of them and I look up to those people.”
As for his roster, Samuel says he’s got some serious talent with guys like TeeStunna and TeeJay out of Ft. Lauderdale … but the next guy he signs might be a guy who’s STILL in the NFL.
“My guy Willy Mo (DB for the Atlanta Falcons). I would sign Will Moore when his playing days are over if he’s serious about it.”
Check out Willie (and Asante’s) rhyming skills below … you be the judge.