Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/18/13
Plenty of athletes have tried their hand in the music industry before. Now, you can count DeSean Jackson among them. Jackson is focused on bouncing back from a career-worst 2012, which saw him post career lows with 45 catches, 700 yards and just two touchdowns, but he’s also turning his attention on a budding new rap career. The Eagles No. 1 receiver released his debut single, entitled “Diamonds on my neck,” earlier this month and even came out with a music video for the song. The track — surprisingly — isn’t some miserably failed attempt at hip hop, either. That’s not to say it will top the Billboard charts anytime soon — does that even still matter — but it does feature hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg and has a pretty catchy rhythm to it. Jackson owns his own rap label named Jaccpot Records and has signed a number of up-and-coming stars on the scene in recent months. This seems to be the official kickoff of sorts for the label and seems to be a precursor to DJax’s full album, which is expected out later this month. Check out Jackson’s first official music video below.
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