Ed McMahon Preps Debut as Rapper

Former Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon is set to debut next month in his most unlikely job yet; an 85-year-old rapper.

 

The former American Family Publishing sweepstakes spokesman will star in two viral rap videos for freecreditreport.com, a web site operated by the credit bureau Experian.

 

The videos feature McMahon rhyming heartfelt lyrics about his recent financial woes, while riding shotgun in a Cadillac Escalade golf cart around Los Angeles.

 

A tongue in cheek McMahon explained that he surprised himself with the skills he showed behind the mic.

 

After spending an entire day in the studio coming up with the lyrics and practicing his flow, the entertainment veteran felt comfortable releasing the work to the public.

 

“I knew I could sing the blues,” McMahon stated. “But I didn’t know I could rap,” McMahon told Fox News.

 

Hoping to inspire viewers to learn from his financial mistakes, McMahon’s bars focus on knowing your financial limits and the dangers of excess.

 

“When I retired I was famous,” McMahon spits. “I had money and glory/ I bought a house for 6 mill/ I thought nothing could touch me/ Until my credit went south, and debt started to crunch me/ Next thing I know, instead of playing gin rummy/ I was scrambling just to make end meet/ It wasn’t funny.”

 

The first video features McMahon and a bodyguard looking for previous winners of the American Family Publishing sweepstakes to ask for some of the money back, with McMahon deciding in the end not to go through with it.

 

The second showcases the former pitchman undergoing a financial makeover and acquiring a new suit.

 

In June Ed McMahon was in danger of losing his home to foreclosure after falling behind $644,000.

 

In August, he agreed to sell the property to a private buyer.

 

In regards to possible plans to record a full length album, McMahon would only state “not immediately.”

 

The two viral videos are set to appear online in October.

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