Originally posted on The Daily Rival  |  Last updated 1/16/12

 

We have yet another addition to the list of professional athletes who think they can rap, and it’s … Alex Ovechkin?

The music video for “Champion” was released over the weekend. It’s a track by Russian rapper Sasha Belyi, whom I’m guessing, just by the those overalls, is either the early-90′s 2Pac of Russia or a cool farmer who happens to rap. And yes, Ovechkin performs at the end of the song and is featured prominently throughout the video. The Washington Capitals captain’s bit comes in at the 2:55 mark.

In case you’re not privy to the Russian language, here’s a translation of the fire Ovie spits, via Russian Machine Never Breaks:

Alumni of Dynamo
8 on the back.
In the All-Star game all attention is on me.

On the NatTeam since 17
Scored 100 points in a season
Gold medal in Canada in ’08

Among the ten best players of the decade,
Stick in my hands, Rap in my headphones,
Saying hello from Washington,
Together with Sanya Belyi,
For every champion

[And then a bizarre sound that sounds like the English words "Look out!"]

Whoa. Watch out, Monta Ellis!

But it’s a little disappointing Ovie didn’t use this platform take another swipe at ex-Caps coach Bruce Boudreau. Diss raps exist in Russia, don’t they? Or are rappers there afraid of “disappearing”?

Aside from that very attractive female singer, whom just for kicks I’m assuming is from the Russian counterpart to the Pussycat Dolls, Ovie’s verse is the only part worth watching — but only because this is Alex Ovechkin we’re talking about. For all intents and purposes, the entire song is awful. The producer of this track should have his ushanka peed in.

[H/T Puck Daddy]

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