On my way home tonight, I was listening to Slaughterhouse and Crooked I said “heavy hitter, call me Joell David Ortiz”. And because I thought the whole #AthleteRappers idea deserved better than that name, I took to Twitter with some of my own. Below are my favorites, from myself and everyone who decided to join in on the fun.
(Note: if you’re reading this on the Tumblr dashboard, you might want to access the actual site to see all the embedded tweets below)
If I stumble upon a million dollars, I’ll commission all these #AthleteRappers to be illustrated. I want a Lil’ Jon Koncak.
Footnote, or, awkward transition to promote my book:
I’ll be using the end of each post to tell you about a book project that I’m very close to finishing. I figure if you read all the way to the bottom of these posts, this will probably interest you.
It’s a book featuring my writing and original illustrations from a bunch of really talented artists. You can see some sample layouts here (Kobe, Barry Bonds, Dennis Rodman). I will be setting up a Kickstarter soon to recoup some of the print and shipping costs, an early estimate of the book will be $20. It’s going to be an entirely non-profit project for me, which my parents will be sad to hear about considering I hold a business degree.
All of this to say, please subscribe to the mailing list by clicking here if this sounds like something you’d be interested in, it’d help me gauge the interest of the project.