I’m going to preface this post by admitting I know basically nothing about basketball, so bear with me here.
Martell Webster’s NBA career may have been short-lived, with the Washington Wizards waiving him from the team in November of 2015 following a “successful surgery to repair the labrum and damaged cartilage in his right hip,” but the former Wizards small forward has no plans of an early retirement.
In the aftermath of his short stint on the court, Martell is now following in the footsteps of Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, Steve Francis, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, dipping his feet into the oft-times murky waters of rap.
The former Emerald City “NBA baller-turned-rapper” plans on releasing his debut EP, appropriately titled Emerald District and will be produced entirely by fellow Seattle producer Jake One, with Martell divulging that the project’s inspiration is culled from “the D.C. area’s rap scene during a stint with the Washington Wizards.”
To set the stage, Martell enlists the DMV’s Phil Adé and Kokayi for the EP’s lead single, “Told ‘Em.”
Listen below and stay tuned for the release of Emerald District, out August 12th via EYRST. Pre-order via iTunes, Amazon or Google Play.