Billy Blanks Jumps Into Rap Game

Fitness guru has recorded inspirational album.

Fitness guru Billy Blanks is exercising his musical muscle. The guiding force behind the popular Tae Bo workout franchise has recorded an inspirational hip-hop album. "Let Loose" is being released through Blanks' Los Angeles-based label, Walk By Faith Music.

In addition to rapping, Blanks doubles as writer and executive producer on the 19-track project. Wife Gayle Blanks and Chris Blake serve as producers. Blake's production resume includes George Clinton, K-Ci & JoJo, Busta Rhymes and D'Angelo. Blanks is currently in talks with several distributors.