Listen to Serena Williams’ Rap Demo
A mere two weeks after news broke that tennis player Serena Williams was trying her hands at a rap career, a sneak peek at what she sounds like has made its way online.
In a short snippet, which was obtained by TMZ, she spits animated lyrics like, "I ball hard no tennis racket, I can't see these haters through my Gucci glasses / I make hits like batting practice, they be like, 'Serena is you really rapping?'" Guess we know the definitive answer to that question now. Later in the verse, she even gives a nod to her sister, rhyming: "I win, I really mean it, 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."
The production is simple but playful, a catchy descending synthesizer scale over a standard one-two drum pattern, punctuated by sirens and an 808 clap breakdown. The song was reportedly recorded last year at B Major Music Group, a Florida-based studio owned by her friend, Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie.
Hopefully the full version of the tune will be released soon. But before we anoint her the next Nicki Minaj, let us know what you think — should Serena Williams put down the microphone?
Listen to Serena Williams' Rap Demo