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John Barnes To Rap Again

Discussion in 'Football' started by Professor Nutmeg, 3 March 2006.

  1. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    Former England player John Barnes is to come out of retirement from music to rap on an England World Cup song.

    Barnes, who rapped on New Order's World in Motion for the 1990 tournament, is lined up to perform on a rival to the Football Association's official anthem.

    Virgin Radio is running a competition for fans to write the song, with proceeds going to a cancer charity.

    Barnes, 42, said he would "gladly" perform if the song included a rap "like Kanye West or Busta Rhymes".

    Now a TV presenter, Barnes also sang on the Liverpool 1988 FA Cup anthem Anfield Rap.

    He said: "If you write a rap like Kanye West or Busta Rhymes, something which gives me a bit more street cred, a bit of a gangsta rap, then I will gladly do it.

    Cup experience

    "As long as it has a bit of soul and rhythm to it then I'll do it."

    Barnes was a member of the 1990 squad which made it to the World Cup semi-finals.

    Proceeds from sales of the single, due to be called The People's Anthem, will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

    DJ Christian O'Connell, who is organising the effort, said: "Now that we have Barnesy on board, whatever tune the FA comes up with has no chance."

    Barnes won League, FA Cup and League Cup honours with Liverpool.

    He also played for Watford, Newcastle United and Charlton Athletic.
     
  2. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Barnes you legend!

    I love this quote...he has artistic requirements now(!)
     
  3. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Glasgow
    Celtic
    As long as he doesn't think about becoming a manager again, he can rap all day long.


    FD
     
  4. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    I just hope the song isn't as (c)rap as his presenting
     
  5. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Banned

    12 February 2005
    London
    He always does that "smiling talk"! lol
     
  6. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    A lot of us can learn from that! Smiling Talk rulez!
     
  7. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    THERE IS A GOD!!!!!!!
     
  8. ooh_harry

    ooh_harry League 1

    8 July 2005
    Fosters home for imaginary friends
    Arsenal, Juventus
    oh dear!! did i miss that much in the last week??
     
  9. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    Miss anything? You're lucky you're just in time for the greatest thing since Barnes' last rap.
     
  10. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    I'd rather see Peter Beardsley rap!:lmao:
     

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