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DeSean Jackson delves deep into rap circles

Do you find yourself lying awake at night, itching for just one more rap album pieced together by a professional athlete? You'll soon get your wish.

DeSean Jackson and the stable of talent he's gathered under his Jaccpot Records label are preparing to drop their debut album later this summer. (In football time, that means right around the start of Philadelphia Eagles training camp, according to The Philly Post.)

DJax, CEO of Jaccpot, is featured on the album and currently hard at work on a series of accompanying music videos.

"It was pretty good, man," Jackson said of a recent video shoot in Los Angeles. "It was actually one of our first serious shoots right now, me and my artists working on a Jaccpot compilation album. We just put that first whole weekend of shooting down." 

(That effort included renting a sunshine-yellow Ferrari and draping themselves in medallions the size of low-level flying saucers.)

It's shaping up to be more than a vanity project. The wideout is close with Snoop Dogg, and Jackson's name is growing inside some music circles, according to The Post. (You can check out a Jaccpot Records offering here; Jackson makes a prominent appearance around the 3:00 mark.)

The Philly Post does raise the question of dollars -- namely Jackson's -- and how they're being spent. DJax -- who signed a five-year, $47 million deal this offseason -- dropped $25,000 at a Los Angeles club in 2011 to bankroll a Jaccpot Records launch party. More greenbacks were spent this month on a bash to celebrate the video shoot. (We've warned Rosenthal against this type of spending when his record drops later this autumn.)

We'll wait for Jackson's listening party before we judge. After all, he's surprised the masses before.

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