By C.W. Sesno, SI.com
Yes, Serena Williams has a rap song. And quite frankly, it’s not bad. If we’re grading on a scale relative to other songs recently released by tennis players, Serena will be triple platinum by the end of the day. No synthesizer, decent beat and creative lyrics (tennis in a rap song!). It almost doesn’t sound like her, but the proof is in the lyrics:
“They be like, ‘Serena, is you really rappin’?’ That’s me, thanks for listnin’ — Schoolin’ these rappers they should pay tuition.” Need more proof? “Swag out this world you should call me Venus. That’s my sister, my name is Serena, on the court I serve ‘em up, no subpoena.”
She’s got something of a Lil’ Kim sound going on, obviously scaled back on the profanities and vulgarities. It’s unclear who she’s working with and when her debut album will drop, but it seems like Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie may have had a hand in leaking the track.
I think Serena has potential for a post-tennis music career. Sound off in the comments with your take on her jam.