Clint Dempsey Set to Release New Rap Album Titled 'The Redux' with Rapper XO

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJune 18, 2014

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Clint Dempsey of the United States acknowledges the fans after defeating Ghana 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Clint Dempsey is releasing a rap album.

The American forward, mostly known for his tendency to score big goals in big moments—like a very impressive strike just 32 seconds into the United States' World Cup opener against Ghana—reportedly recorded the 13-track record with rapper XO before travelling to Brazil.

The Wall Street Journal has the details: 

Unbeknown to his fans and teammates, the 31-year-old Mr. Dempsey spent two weeks in Los Angeles during the off-season recording a 13-track album, 'The Redux,' which he and his friend, the rapper XO, plan to release in the months ahead. Using his artist name 'Deuce,' Major League Soccer's highest-paid player raps about going from rags to riches, 'banging Gs' (scoring goals) and being 'Captain America.'

This isn't the first time Dempsey has been in the news for his musical skills, either. Remember his 2006 single "Don't Tread"?

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Clint Dempsey of the United States acknowledges the fans after defeating Ghana 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (P
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Needless to say, we're immeasurably excited for his first full album. You can check out the first single, "It's Poppin," in the piece by The Wall Street Journal or download it at Dempsey's website deuceandxo.com.

[The Wall Street Journal]