Mike Tyson is working on a rap album.
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson might be better known these days for getting involved in the upcoming boxing match opposing Chris Brown to Soulja Boy. Besides showing C-Breezy how to throw a lead uppercut, Tyson announced he's spending time in the studio. The boxer-turned-comedian has already laid tracks for an upcoming album.
To accomplish this momentous task, Tyson hired long-time friend and recorder producer Damon Elliott. Elliott confirmed as much in a phone call to HipHopDX. This week, they dropped a Soulja Boy diss track, "If You Show Up" -- that included a social media star-studded video.
“Damn right, we’re going to put some more singles out there and put a compilation together," the record producer said. "Why not? I’m saying it out of my mouth. I sold 150 million albums and got a Grammy — and been nominated seven times. Mike is coming for real and I’m happy about it.”
Tyson was no joke in the ring and is a savvy showman. He might also be a force to reckon with in the studio -- for Soulja Boy at least.