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DeSean Jackson releases rap single with Snoop Dogg

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Earlier this offseason, there was some speculation that Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was interested in signing with Jay-Z’s RocNation Sports agency to represent him.

That didn’t happen, but Jackson has found another way to rub elbows with a well-known rap artist. Jackson, who launched his own record label with a $25,000 party in 2012, has released “Diamonds on my Neck,” a single and video featuring Snoop Dogg rapping alongside Jackson.

The video, which you can watch here with the warning that there’s explicit language included among the lyrics, is a slickly produced nighttime tour of Las Vegas focused on wearing the titular jewels while enjoying the various charms of Sin City. Jackson doesn’t do too much rapping in it, one verse of the three minute-plus song, but does call himself an “ice cold receiver” who has “them money bags like I’m freezing” so there’s some connection to football.

Music criticism is best left to those with a deep knowledge of music, but it doesn’t feel like going too far out on a limb to say that it would probably be wise for Jackson to hold onto his day job as long as possible. That said, Jackson’s effort was more than enough to wrest the crown of best rap recording by a celebrated punt returner from “Must Be The Money” by Deion Sanders.

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40 Responses to “DeSean Jackson releases rap single with Snoop Dogg”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Jul 18, 2013 9:15 AM

    I doubt the dudes that come on this site care about this, I don”t mind but thats just me!!!

  2. rc33 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:16 AM

    Record label = rock solid investment.

  3. njgiant1982 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:17 AM

    What happened to the NFL? May as well change the name to TMZ.

  4. dabears72 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:17 AM

    Snoop Lion.

  5. floratiotime says: Jul 18, 2013 9:21 AM

    It was either do that … or prepare for the season.

  6. raiderufan says: Jul 18, 2013 9:23 AM

    It sounds alot like everything else I hear that gets played relentlessly. It’s not my cup of tea but it seems to be for a lot of people.

    I have a question for those that do like it and it’s not coming from a place of judgement….does the constant boasting ever get to you? I think that’s what rubs me the wrong way. Beat and feel wise it works for me but the bragging just eventually gets to me.

  7. facetooth says: Jul 18, 2013 9:33 AM

    DaSean Jackson feat. Snoop Dogg – I’m Dumber Than You All Originally Thought (I was pretty dumb before).

  8. wiitrainingcamp says: Jul 18, 2013 9:36 AM

    I’ve heard worse. I suppose it’s a harmless way to spend your off-season downtime, which is more than you can say for far too many players these days.

  9. jack3dsd says: Jul 18, 2013 9:37 AM

    what a badass

  10. jack3dsd says: Jul 18, 2013 9:38 AM

    most rappers wouldn’t call themselves “ice cold receivers”

  11. jdforce says: Jul 18, 2013 9:43 AM

    Much like his performance on the field the last couple of years………….Lackluster at best!!

  12. kdsr382013 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:46 AM

    I thought one of the basic requirements for any individual rapping, was the fact that it should RHYME!!! See what happens when guys leave school early? and as far as metaphors go, how do Money Bags and Receiving belong together? I don’t now, nor have I ever deliberately or accidentially put my money bags, debit card, or even change for that matter, into or near an environment where freezing could possibly occur. This is not necessarily by design, I just never connected the two, thus I never felt compelled to freeze my money bags. Am I the only person not hip to freezing my money? If so, should I start doing so immediately?

  13. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Jul 18, 2013 9:46 AM

    It is an utterly average song. So I guess that’s a win.

  14. eaglesfanbybirth says: Jul 18, 2013 9:47 AM

    I hope ESPN plans on making a 30 on 30 sequel on how athletes go broke. They can use this POS video as theme song music.

  15. mazzstar30 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:48 AM

    I want to preface this by saying I like and appreciate most music including rap… This however, is just horribly uncomfortable. You know that weird uncomfortable vibe Ben Stiller puts off in his movies? DeSean has secured that feeling unintentionally. You suck brah

  16. triplehops says: Jul 18, 2013 9:50 AM

    Beginning of the end…

  17. slizzyslizz says: Jul 18, 2013 9:52 AM

    Stick to football DeSean…

  18. kdsr382013 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:54 AM

    I doubt Mike Quick or Harold Carmichael would have done something so…….. what’s the word I’m looking for here?????…….. Oh yeah! STUPID!!! Yes that was it, STUPID. No, no not stupid but STUPIT.

  19. triplehops says: Jul 18, 2013 9:54 AM

    I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red.

  20. crp63 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:56 AM

    Should have been called “Rocks in my head”

  21. packerbackernj says: Jul 18, 2013 9:58 AM

    I bet he had to pay Snoop a years salary to be on this crap. Djax will be broke by 31.

  22. footballhistorian says: Jul 18, 2013 9:58 AM

    Ghetto nursery-rhymes with a hot-foot.

  23. boctavious says: Jul 18, 2013 10:03 AM

    Horrible. Must be the money was better. And that was awful. You have to be a complete dunce to like this.

  24. schmitty2 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:10 AM

    “I’m headed for the endzone on the run..I’m known to celebrate prematurely by dropping the ball at the 1″

  25. benning89 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:12 AM

    I don’t see anything wrong with a young man tapping into his passion and pursuing a dream. I’ve also learned that he used to be bullied as a youth, so I actually applaud his confidence and determination.

    Dare to Dream, people!

  26. kdsr382013 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:13 AM

    Just to kinda piggy back on triplehops comments above, ….and Yea though I walk thru the valley in the shadow of Rap, I shall fear no man who freezes his money bags, as he must be too STUPIT to be a problem. Amen.

  27. snowman36 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:13 AM

    A of financial advisors in here predicting the bankruptcy of D Jax.

  28. jmac1013 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:14 AM

    I can’t believe Snoop had anything to do with this song. He must have been high.

  29. kdsr382013 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:17 AM

    My names Desean, I’m friends with # 7,
    I freeze my dough, he sends dogs to heaven!!!

  30. blacknole08 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:17 AM

    The “diamonds” theme is so cliche.

    Stick to football DeSean.

  31. malkinrulez says: Jul 18, 2013 10:30 AM

    Was better than I expected, I am curious what he had to shell out to get Snoop involved. Also can never see too much of the Vegas strip ! Vegas Baby!

  32. blue18hutthutt says: Jul 18, 2013 10:32 AM

    Did he have to give the diamonds back to Snoop after the shoot was over?

    Isn’t this the same deadbeat who owes Drew Rosenhaus money because he was broke?

  33. scott46 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:48 AM

    You really got to live the life to rap about in his blood and bonesit, the struggle doesn’t seem to be

  34. tsizzlehotpiss says: Jul 18, 2013 10:51 AM

    Ladies and gentlemen, meet one of the players to be featured on ESPN’s 30 for 30 film “Broke: Part II.”

  35. torturedraiderfan says: Jul 18, 2013 11:31 AM

    When did it become mandatory for NFL receivers to be a-holes? I suggest the league make the season start the week after the draft so these guys don’t have a chance to get into trouble or make themselves look like morons. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.”

  36. phinfan says: Jul 18, 2013 11:52 AM

    Wow. Hes a lyrical genius!

    Not

  37. captaincanoe says: Jul 18, 2013 4:34 PM

    Super Star NFL talent with a 15 year old’s brain.

  38. eagles92 says: Jul 18, 2013 7:14 PM

    Lol is it just me or do the girls in this video look like they are just miserable hahahaha

  39. onurface says: Jul 19, 2013 8:52 AM

    Real class act… P.O.S

  40. 1phillyphan says: Jul 19, 2013 10:49 PM

    How about putting the time in your REAL job and try to get a diamond SUPERBOWL ring on first…I’m sure there is much better things to do with your down time D jax then making a video with a man who is an ex con..I’m sure the Philly bosses are as about as thrilled about your vid as the woman riding in the limo looked..

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