Michigan State recruit Jay Harris recently made headlines when he announced that he will turn down a scholarship for the slim chance of becoming a successful rapper. Georgia commit Sony Michel may have a similar goal, but it will have to come after making something of himself on the football field.
The 5-star running back, who committed to the Bulldogs in April, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that football comes first and his music is second.
“I will finish out football before I think about that (a music career),” Michel told the AJC.
This seems like a wise decision considering Michel is an extremely talented football player and has a possible future in the NFL. As for a rapper, well, there is one on every street corner and you can count on one hand how many actually make it. Get in line if you want a music career.
With that being said, rapping is still a serious hobby for Michel, who goes by the stage name "2Stackz"—which came from a goal he plans to accomplish in football.
"‘2Stackz’ means 2,000,'' Michel said. "My goal is to rush for 2,000 yards in a year.”
Michel has made people look silly on the football field, blowing past defenders with his speed and making guys miss in the open field.
While he has a bright future in the sport, he has also included 10 songs on his Youtube page. You can hear one of the songs below. (Warning: lyrics are NSFW material.)
According to the report, Michel says that he writes the majority of his songs and has been working with a producer. He has also made appearances at a party and at his high school, which have drawn positive feedback.
Actually, I have a good friend who is a producer. [My friend] makes beats. I let him listen to my stuff. He makes beats for professional artists. He is actually trying to help me understand the business more before I jump into it. I’m just learning right now before I get into it.
If Michel does everything right and fulfills exceptions on the gridiron, that music career could be on hold for quite some time.