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​The Rock Makes His Rap Debut With Guest Vocals On Tech N9ne's New Album

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​The Rock Makes His Rap Debut With Guest Vocals On Tech N9ne's New Album

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has officially entered the rap game, having made his debut recently with guest vocals on a new Tech N9ne track.

Johnson, 49, dominated the world of wrestling before making the move into acting - not doing halves with that, either, having starred in some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the last few decades.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

But now the star is branching out yet again, this time dropping his 'first rap song'.

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Well, he's just got a verse on 'Face Off', a song from Tech N9ne's new album ASIN9NE, but that that arguably still makes him more of a rapper than you or I.

Johnson hopped onto Twitter on Thursday to tease the new song, writing: "Pumped (& humbled) to drop MY 1ST RAP SONG with my brothers, the GOAT @TechN9ne @therealkingiso & #joeycool.

"Honored to add some Rock gasoline to their fire.

"I'm excited for you to hear this song, I think you're gonna dig it."

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He also shared a video of him working out while the song played in the background, writing: "Recognise the voice?"

In the closing verse of the track, Johnson raps: "It's about tribe, it's about power / We stay hungry, we devour / Put in the work, put in the hours and take what's ours / Black and Samoan in my veins, my culture bangin' with Strange / I change the game so what's my muthaf*****g name (Rock)."

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Announcing the song's release yesterday, Johnson tweeted a preview of the video on Twitter, directing fans to check out the full song on YouTube.

He said: "FACE OFF is out now! I'm loving all of your HYPE & EXCITEMENT around the song! Me & my brothers, the GOAT @techn9ne@therealjoeycool & @therealkingiso are GOING LIVE on YouTube right NOW!"

In an interview with Variety, Johnson said he simply loves music, explaining that he had once appeared on his friend Wyclef Jean's 2000 song 'It Doesn't Matter', but was shouting his titular catchphrase rather than rapping.

He said: "A lot of my friends who are hip hop artists - like big names - I've been asked a few times. But it just has to feel right.

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Credit: YouTube/Strange Music Inc
Credit: YouTube/Strange Music Inc

"When Tech texted me, I knew I would make this work. We're aligned, just in terms of our work ethic and desire.

"When Tech and I first met years ago on the set of 'Ballers,' we were talking about this idea about being the hardest worker in the room. He said something that I really appreciated: basically, 'There could never be enough food in this room or on this set that could make me full because I always want to be hungry.' I just love that."

After Johnson wrote his verse, he went into the studio with wife Lauren Hashian and recorded it in one take while drinking his own tequila.

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"One take," Johnson said.

"I was drinking Teremana, so I had already been a bit lit and was ready to go. We sent it to Tech and his engineers and the text I got back from Tech, in all capital letters, was 'F*** yes!!!!'"

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Strange Music Inc

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson

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