Spurs Tony Parker Records With Fabolous, French Album On The Way

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

Hip-Hop album.

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.