San Antonio Spurs
basketball star Tony Parker is following in the footsteps of such athletes as
Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest and others and is working on a
The untitled album will feature Parker rapping in his native
language of French.
Production is being handled by Polygrafic of Texas’ Sound Scientists,
a collective of producers and audio engineers.
Parker, 25, recently recorded a song with Brooklyn, New York
rapper Fabolous called “Top of the Game,” which also features popular
French rapper Booba.
A video for “Top of the Game” was shot recently
and features Spurs teammates Robert Horry, Tim Duncan, Nazr Mohammed and Brent
Parker, who was born in Belgium and raised in France, is a French
He entered the NBA in 2001 and became the second French player
to play in the NBA, behind Tariq Abdul-Wahad.
Parker helped the Spurs win NBA titles in 2003 and 2005.
After winning his 2005 NBA championship ring, Parker performed
a rap song in French in front of 65,000 cheering fans.
No release date
was available for the album at press time.