Former NFL star Asante Samuel is jumping in the rap game, starting his own record label and he reportedly has his eyes on an ex-teammate with crazy rhyme skills.

Samuel — a 4-time Pro Bowler  — recently launched the Eighties Nation record company, which he hopes will make some cash and a difference in his hood.

“I saw it as a way to help people get out of our hood and give them jobs and a way to stay out of jail.”

Samuel says he’s got big plans for his company and he’s taking his cues on how to grow the business from some of the biggest names in hip hop.

“Jay Z, Cash Money, I study all of them and I look up to those people.”

Both Jay Z and Cash Money started record labels as well as sports management companies.

As for his roster, Samuel says he’s got some serious talent with guys like TeeStunna and TeeJay out of Ft. Lauderdale, but the next guy he signs might be a guy who’s still in the NFL.

“My guy Willy Mo (DB for the Atlanta Falcons). I would sign Will Moore when his playing days are over if he’s serious about it.”

 

Here’s a video from the launch party for the new label.

Last night @teestunna954 listening party. Salute to all the supports. #Eightiesnation

A video posted by Asante Samuel (@mr_picksix) on

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