Jimmy Rollins is really going to Los Angeles to make a go of it in the rap game
While we’re all mostly stunned to hear the news about future Hall of Famer Jimmy Rollins being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, we’re hoping at the least, while he makes the move to Tinseltown, he continue to work on his rap game. Some of you may recall that during his time in Philly, in addition to being one of the greatest Phillies players ever, J-Roll dabbled in the music business. He invested in the publishing rights to a Justin Bieber song, he started the Jimmy Rollins Entertainment Group, and a label, Bay Slugga. Rollins was always a big music fan, growing up in the Bay Area and listening to Too Short, Digital Underground, and old school R&B that his parents used to listen to.
Rollins himself lived out the dream when he recorded a song for the compilation album, Oh Say Can You Sing? Music Recordings By Major League Baseball Players. Released in 2005, it featured MLB players including Sean Casey, Ozzie Smith, Ben Broussard, Coco Crisp and others. Jimmy showcased his rap flow on the song “Wish List” that you can listen to below. While it wasn’t a chart topper, we’re certain that Rollins has many more hits of a different kind in his future in LA. J-Roll, we’ll miss you.