Lio Rush hasn’t been seen on WWE television since the April 15th edition of “Monday Night Raw”. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that his time off wasn’t self-instigated but he’s trying to make the best of it. Recently, he’s decided to enter the world of music. He has an ally in Walé and he’s appears to be moving forward fully into a music career. In fact, he released his debut single about a month ago called, “Scenic Lullaby”. He’s released others since. Have a look:
He talked a bit about it with HipHopDX and here’s what he had to say:
“I wanted to put something out there that was raw, something that was real, something that was emotional,” Rush says. “I just wanted to be open and honest with my fans. I felt like this was definitely something that people could relate to given the current circumstances that I’m in right now”
He also talked a bit about the stigma that follows athletes that try to venture into music:
There’s this stigma of doubt with professional wrestlers making a rap song,” he notes. “It’s always in the wrong direction as far as the content of the song. I just didn’t want to be associated with that. My goal in music is the same outcome in anything that I do: I want to be the best. I want to be talked about among the greats. I want to be remembered for being different and being unique and thinking outside the box. I want to be able to show the world that. I want the world to listen to my music. I want them to feel what I feel. I want them to feel connected to me.
Botch Take: Lio got bars! I went into listening to this thinking it was going to be a vanity thing but it’s actually really good. He’s got flow and he’s got content. Lio is a tremendously talented individual with charisma for weeks and I’m very interested to see where this new venture takes him.