Kwame Darko has traded in his cleats for beats (it’s the best rhyme I could come up with … he’s the rapper, not me).
The former Maryland defender, who helped the Terrapins win a national championship in 2008, has been passionately pursuing a rap career since his graduation in 2009 and from the sound of things it’s paying off.
Darko recently released an iTunes single “Beautiful Thing,” and is working on more material in between his job for CBS Radio.
“During college, I was working on music and building my network, but soccer was always my platform,” Darko told Maryland’s athletic website. “Now, I am entrenched in the music industry (in New York) and get the chance to work on my own music too.”
Shot out to both Maryland and Kwame. Watching a man pursue his dreams truly is a “Beautiful Thing.”
(P.S. Kwame, if you ever need a guest appearance on a record – ask about me! I’m getting better all the time!)