New England Patriots

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

It looks like this whole football thing is going to work out for Sony Michel. But the Patriots running back is also pursuing a side gig as a rapper, and he just gave fans their first taste since the start of his NFL career.

You can check out a snippet of Michel’s new song in the above Instagram video, which he released on Monday. He released music while he played at Georgia, but this is the first new music he’s released since becoming a Patriot.

“It’s realizing that a great dream is not as good as a great memory,” his caption reads. “The dream can be had by anyone. The memory – must be made.”

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots running back Sony Michel before Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots running back Sony Michel before Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

In lieu of misrepresenting the words, I won’t attempt to transcribe all of the lyrics. But one discernible bar in the middle hearkens back to Michel’s humble beginnings in Florida: “All them nights with no lights I remember/Christmas came but we’re broke in December.”

Michel’s music sounds like a reflection of the hard work he’s put in to become an NFL running back, and a good one at that. He said to teammate David Andrews in a reply to a comment, “I’m not a rapper I just rap when I’m bored lol.”

Well, the song is professionally produced and his flow is legit for a guy who’s a football player by trade and claims not to be a rapper. It’ll be fun for Patriots fans to hear what the full song sounds like.

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