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Clint ‘Deuce’ Dempsey records new rap album

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In huge news for the hip-hop community, Clint Dempsey has announced a return to the musical world.

The USA forward, who scored after just 29 seconds of his side’s first World Cup game against Ghana, has recorded an album under his stage name ‘Deuce’.

The 13-track album will be called ‘The Redux’, and was recorded in LA before he travelled to Brazil for the tournament with rapper XO.

Subjects covered by ‘Deuce’ on the record include being ‘Captain America’ and ‘banging Gs’ – that’s scoring goals to you.

"We just were having fun with it and it ended up being an album," Dempsey told the Wall Street Journal.

The album was produced by Mike Chehade, a friend from Dempsey’s hometown of Nacogdoches, Texas, said: "We're not known as a soccer powerhouse—we're almost known for being soft. But Clint has this edge. He'll just call you sometimes and start free-styling—he doesn't even say hello.

"I don't want to say I tricked him, but I said, 'We'll just make some songs and we'll put it out or we won't, who cares.' "

“Because he's a soccer player, and people automatically expect it to not be good. I'm not saying he's Eminem, but he's definitely qualified."

Dempsey of course has form in the hip-hop arena, having recorded a song for the 2006 World Cup called ‘Don’t Tread’.

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