Antonio Brown has recently released his upcoming debut album tracklist, also showing the feature appearances he has on it.
Brown, along with the help of Kanye West was able to put together a star-studded lineup of musical features to accompany Brown’s album.
The “Pit Not The Palace” Rapper revealed his tracklist for “Paradigm” through an instagram post on his page, which included a handful of A-List rappers and musicians such as Fivio Foreign, Young Thug, Keyshia Cole, French Montana, Gunna, DaBaby, and more.
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It goes without saying, but a good amount of these features can be credited to Brown’s friendship with Ye. Though Antonio has been making friends in the industry and different connections through his pro football career, to get this type of star-studded tracklist takes influential backing from one of the greatest artists to ever make rap music.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, also a former teammate of Brown’s, has also dropped a small EP as he looks to forward his own musical agenda. He’s done songs with some of the mega artists in the rap game over the years.
This one joint with Lil Durk has almost 2.5M hits.
The Pittsburgh Steelers obviously have a knack for talent that extends beyond the field. Many of their past stars have hobbies that they excel at outside of football. Ex-Steeler and new Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is a TikTok star who is a trendsetter on the social media app.
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Brown already was dropping music occasionally throughout his career, but since becoming a free agent and getting extremely close with musical legend Kanye West, he’s been doing music consistently and existing in that social stratosphere.
Kanye West, Floyd Mayweather, Antonio Brown, Madonna, Julia Fox, and Gitta all linked up last night 👀 pic.twitter.com/vAPL9T2AER
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Fans will be able to get a view of who Brown is as an artist, the type of music he strives to create, and how he plans on connecting his music to his fans.
The album is set to drop on April 20.
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Meanwhile, former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s EP, “The Beginning,” dropped on April 8. His lead single off the project, which was named “The Beginning” as well, also has a music video that he dropped April 10 on YouTube. The EP contains four songs with no features on them.
Bell wasn’t really active with his music last year and didn’t put much out in 2020. Seemingly, because he was more focused on reviving his football career at the time, as he had bounced around a few teams before ending up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to being released.
Now that he and Brown are free agents, Bell has decided to put more of his time into making music. Since “G:Code” he’s been mainly quiet, dropping a track here and there. The latest project Bell is releasing lasts just 12 minutes, so there will be much speculation as to whether or not he’s committed to music or if he will continue to try and get back into football.
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Regardless of where Bell and Brown end up musically, they left strong impacts on the game of football. Brown is one of the most prolific receivers ever. For a stretch, Bell was one of the best all-purpose backs in the game.
They briefly played together on the Buccaneers as well, being reunited as teammates once again, and since the highly publicized breakup in Pittsburgh, Le’Veon maintains that he never had any ill will towards Brown.
The idea of those two teaming up once again in the studio instead of the field has to be something in the back of their minds. They were an offensive dream team as football players. With Brown’s connections and friendships, helping Bell get a record deal with Ye or another label could lead to a whole new world for Bell.
It’s amazing to witness two somewhat tarnished athletes pick up the pieces from their controversy and turn over a new leaf, developing an entirely new fan base while putting their energies into something that allows them to express their creativity and maintain a level of high celebrity without the risk of brain damage.