Around the NFL  

 

Arian Foster's secret hip-hop career, courtesy of Bun B

Arian Foster's lovably ponderous Twitter feed sadly has been laid to rest. Luckily, the Houston Texans running back has another creative outlet via the world of hip-hop.

Shortly after signing his multiyear extension last season, Foster approached Bun B -- the Houston rap legend formerly of UGK -- about recording music. Bun B explained their partnership during an appearance on Texans.com's "Off the Turf with Scurf" podcast.

Harrison: AFC summer subplots
Summer is upon us, but there's still plenty to ponder. Elliot Harrison provides a burning question for each AFC team. More ...

"After he got his extension, he was like, 'Man, I got some things -- I just want to finally take a deep breath,' " Bun B said Monday. "He doesn't really make music that he feels like he needs to put out a mix tape or make an album or feel like he needs to share or any of that kind of thing. It's kind of more of a release for him because he does rapping as well as spoken word as well as poetry. He's very well-read, and he's very well-written, as well. We just get together and just make music, not for commercial release but just for cultural expression."

Bun B said Foster is "really good."

"I remember we were at Connor (Barwin's) going-away party, and he and Andre (Johnson) were talking about him rapping and he's like, 'Bun, tell this man I can rap, yo. Tell this dude I can rap.' I'm telling him like, 'Dre, he can go.' Dre's like, 'Alright,' I'm like, 'No, he's actually really good, 'Dre. You'll have to come check him out.' So 'Dre was like, 'Alright, I'm going to check him out.' Now, I don't know how much rapping he does in the locker room. I don't know if those guys are even listening to him doing any of that. It's just funny, man. He's really proud of what he can do, and he should be."

The Around The League Debate Club podcast would like to extend an official invitation to Foster. The public deserves to hear the work of the NFL's grand philosopher. Nobody loses in this situation.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @DanHanzus.

Fan Discussion

NFL News
CONTENT
15