To quote the man known as Young Jeezy, Arian Foster of the Houston Texans is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.
Well if your favorite rapper happens to be Bun B, formerly of UGK. But we digress.
Outside of being one of the most unstoppable forces to grace the NFL in recent years, Foster also apparently is one heck of a talented individual on the microphone. Apparently Foster approached Houston native and favorite Bun B last offseason after putting ink on his new deal and asked for help with recording his thoughts (via NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus):
“After he got his extension, he was like, ‘Man, I got some things — I just want to finally take a deep breath,’ ” Bun B said Monday. “He doesn’t really make music that he feels like he needs to put out a mix tape or make an album or feel like he needs to share or any of that kind of thing. It’s kind of more of a release for him because he does rapping as well as spoken word as well as poetry. He’s very well-read, and he’s very well-written, as well. We just get together and just make music, not for commercial release but just for cultural expression.”
Bun B said Foster is “really good.”
It does not sound as if we will ever be granted access to Foster’s music, but one can hope. If a legend of Bun B’s stature says Foster is god, there’s a safe bet he really is.
This offseason Foster appears to be toning his skills on the microphone with some helpful guidance. He’ll soon retake the field for Texans training camp in an effort to push Houston back to the playoffs. Foster is a man of many skills and apparently isn’t bad at any of them.
Maybe there’s a future for Foster in the rap game when his football career winds down.
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