The Rock cooks up a rap debut that's skyrocketed to the top of the charts
Los Angeles, California - Wrestler, actor, bodybuilder, singer, entrepreneur, and now ... rapper?
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson isn't content with just finding his footing in one industry.
At 49, he's now featured on his first rap track, much to the delight of his fans.
In the latest song from hip-hop legend Tech N9ne, Johnson has his own verse alongside Joey Cool and King Iso.
The Hollywood superstar has been a self-confessed fan of Tech N9ne for years and has often said that his music helps him train.
Now, the two rap together on the new track, Face Off.
Released on Friday, the track surprised fans who were impressed with Johnson's rapping prowess. It has since become the number one video on YouTube and the number one rap song on iTunes. It is the number six song on the charts overall.
"This s**t is crazy," Johnson said on Monday on his Instagram account. "We attacked every bar of this song with intensity and we’re unapologetic about our dogfight energy."
He called the "unbelievable and surreal support" for his music "humbling" in a video posted to his 274 million followers.
Whether it's The Rock's marketing machinery or the quality of the music, the song hit the ground running and, like most things The Rock is cooking, has been an enormous success.
The Rock has rapped before
Fans of the former WWE wrestler showed their admiration for the titan and his latest project.
"The Rock is truly a legend and icon. He can do it all. Multi-talented beast," one fan wrote. Others left comments like "That was amazing" and "That dude can really do it all" on his social media, where he is one of the world's most followed personalities.
There did not seem to be a single negative comment.
The Rock was thrilled with the response.
"Man I can’t tell y’all how COOL IT IS and how APPRECIATIVE I AM for ALL THE LOVE from all these insane reactions to our song," he wrote.
"This song is gonna jump into your DNA," he added.
The jack-of-all-trades also took the opportunity to promote his Teremana tequila brand, another one of his business endeavors that have made him one of the highest earning celebs and a possible political candidate.
The star is also not a complete newcomer to the music business. He previously showcased his singing voice in the Disney movie, Moana.
His unofficial rap debut also came in the movie, in which he voiced – and sang – the demigod Maui. In his song You're Welcome, The Rock has a kid-friendly rap interlude.
Recently, Disney confirmed an upcoming Moana 2, followed by the huge success of the first film. The Rock is expected to reprise his role.
So perhaps Disney gave him a head-start on his potential future rap career!
Whether he plans to release more rap songs, as a featured or solo artist, remains to be seen.
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