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The Brief Rap Career of NBA Player Robbie Hummel
Minnesota Timberwolves second year small forward Robbie Hummel isn’t exactly a household name for his NBA exploits (yet!) but what about as a rapper?
On Aug. 27, Hummel sent out a few tweets to hype what was apparently a burgeoning hip-hop career. It’s too bad his own team’s PR didn’t take him seriously:
But Hummel shot back, “No this is the real deal” and proceeded to share this studio shot via Instagram:
He even dropped a few bars:
He said his mixtape was available on Datpiff, but sadly, no such tape ever materialized. Was it all a joke? Was the hip-hop world getting trolled by the former Purdue star? Perhaps we’ll never know, because as of approximately 10 a.m. (ET) Aug. 28, Hummel’s career is no more:
I'm sorry to say but I feel I have accomplished all I can in the hip hop game...and am announcing my retirement effective immediately— Robbie Hummel (@RobbieHummel) August 28, 2014
The T-Wolves' PR called him a one-hit wonder, but at least that’s more than most of us will ever have.
One hit wonder RT @RobbieHummel I'm sorry to say but I feel I've accomplished all I can in the hip hop game...& am announcing my retirement— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) August 28, 2014