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Rio Ferdinand makes his rapping debut

Big centre-back is about to set the airwaves alight

Rio Ferdinand and Usher

White Chalk Music Ltd was founded by occasional England captain Rio Ferdinand (pictured above with a gentleman who advocates the poppin’ of collars) and his business partner Courtney Richardson with the intention of finding the ‘newest and freshest’ talent Manchester has to offer. The victor in a competition to be signed by Rio’s label was extremely new and fresh rapper Nia Jai, an ex- nurse from Burnage. Her debut album Black Ice will be released on October 6, and it features one of the greatest lyricists of our time, who also happens to play for Manchester Utd. On one track, Ferdinand raps:

“This is Rio Ferdinand. Make sure you do not sleep on Nia Jai, White Chalk’s first signing. This girl spits out fire.”

Nia Jai, who should under no circumstances should be ‘slept on’, is being tipped for stardom, yet The Telegraph claims Rio’s friends are not too impressed by his musical contribution. Clearly, they don’t know great art when they hear it.

See Nia Jai collaborating with Chipmunk and Natty Boii after the jump…


4 responses so far
  • Rio Ferdinand’s next act? | The Spoiler // January 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    [...] Rio Ferdinand isn’t going to have a great deal of time to scout for new bands for his label, White Chalk Music Ltd. And that’s where The Spoiler comes in. Luckily for Rio, we are absolutely steeped in rap [...]

  • Premier League Love-in: Ferdinand and Malouda, Robbie and Fernando | The Spoiler // January 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    [...] = Mr Brilliant So, as things stand Rio Ferdinand is an international footballer, a talented street mogul, and now he fancies himself as a Peter Kenyon-esque transfer guru – he told Roma newspaper Il [...]

  • Rio merks Wayne Rooney | The Spoiler // January 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    [...] most, Rio Ferdinand is simply a professional footballer, wind-up merchant, rapper, female steward kicker, drug test absconder and mild homophobe, but to team mate Wayne Rooney, he [...]

  • Video: Rio Ferdinand displays his acting skills | The Spoiler // January 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    [...] in 1991, international stardom, failed drugs tests, merking and rapping meant very little to young Rio Ferdinand. All he cared about was hitting the high notes in a school [...]

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