Boxer Oscar De La Hoya
to release rap album
4/1/04 - LatinRapper.com news
Following in the footsteps
of Roy Jones, Jr, boxer Oscar De La Hoya has announced that he
will begin production this year of his first rap album.
"People know me as Oscar the warrior when I'm in the ring, and
for my singing outside of the ring", stated Oscar, who plans
on rapping under his real name, "but they forget that at heart
I'm still that kid from East L.A."
Oscar's debut album, tentatively titled "King Midas" is slated
for a Feb. 2005 release date. Oscar has already approached
several accomplished producers for beats, and began recording
in Chipotle Studios in L.A. with material that he has been
writing for several months. "I've already started doing the
vocals for my first single, Abuela Said Knock You Out. Its
sort of a take off on the LL Cool J track, except we have Los
Tigres del Norte singing the chorus, its really a best of both
worlds sort of thing for fans of both rap and Tejano music"
When asked if guest rappers would include other fighters, De
La Hoya replied, "I've been talking to a few guys whose
careers I support, but the biggest move would be getting Felix
Trinidad to do a guest appearance. If we can't meet for a
second time in the ring, I said hey, let's get Tito in the
studio and duke it out on wax. Tito speaks Spanish, though, so
I met with him and kind of batted around the idea of doing an
all-Spanish reggaeton song, something to really help me grab
more East coast listeners for the album"
De La Hoya made the announcements for his new album at his
official press conference in the MGM Grand Casino on April
1st, also known as April Fool's Day.
*the De La Hoya article is purely satirical and
parody, it is a fictional work used for April Fools Day.