5-Star Georgia Commit Sony Michel Says Football First, Rap Second

Randy ChambersAnalyst IMay 20, 2013

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.

 

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