Video: Enter Anthony Adams' spice world
The former Bear gives viewers a taste of free agency
Step aside, Greg Olsen—former Bear Anthony Adams is brushing up on his rap skills. The defensive lineman has a new video on the heels of "Stuff NFL Free Agents Say" and "Basketball is My First Love," both of which he released in the past few weeks.
Adams' latest effort is "Rap Is My First Love" on YouTube in which he dances, orders fast food and lives the "house husband" lifestyle. We'll try to do it justice with this breakdown.
0:03: Adams channels Cee Lo Green, minus the cat. He does have a chair that looks like it spins, but there's no confirmation here. Perhaps in the next video.
0:10: "Minivan Mercy" appears onscreen and a Chrysler Town and Country rolls into a garage to Kanye West's "Mercy." We hear the lyrics about suicide doors and—voila!— the suicide doors on the van open. Points for using Kanye's song in an unexpected spot.
1:18: Adams, aka 2 A's, finally gives us a taste of his own rap skills. Speaking of food, it's a running theme. "Can't joke with my campaign/ Burger no mayonnaise/ I'm bored and tired at the same time drinkin' orange Tang on an airplane."
1:25: We get a peek inside Adams' head. "A lot of people think 2 A's is a gangta rapper," he says to the camera. "I'm not a gangsta rapper. I just rap about stuff that I do." And unlike some celebrities, he doesn't always talk about himself in the third person. Refreshing!
1:37: We're in the studio with Adams, and we find out what's on his kids' menu. "Yeah I feed my daughter peas, feed my son Eggos/ Steppin' on toys, 'Man, pick up these Legos!'"
2:00: Back in the studio, clearly he's angling for an endorsement deal with a certain root beer. "I'm sippin' on that Dad's/ Life's a beat/ on a Cinemax movie."
2:39: Time for some jewelry shopping at the mall. His son points to a necklace, and Adams takes a liking to it. Guess the kid has good taste.
2:52: All that shopping works up an appetite. But first Adams gets his rhyme on. "2 A's is back/ go to White Castle let me get a 10-sack/ let me get a ketchup pack/ put it on my fries in fact."
3:03: Taking his own advice, Adams does, in fact, go to White Castle. It turns out the 10-sack is too much though, and he scales it down to a five-sack. But there's good news: The ketchup packets don't cost extra!
3:17: Adams spins through his favorite foods: "Cheeseburgers, that's the stuff I do like/ pizza, that's the stuff I do like/ salad, that's the stuff I don't like/ cookies, that's the stuff I do like/ doughnuts, that's the stuff I do like." Then we get four lines of "bang bang!/ bang bang!/ bang bang!/ bang bang!" Not sure what that means, but we're sure getting hungry now.
3:54: Adams, who shows off his dance moves frequently in the video, does what looks like the Dirty Bird, just in time for football season. Somewhere, Jamal Anderson is smiling.
4:10: We find Adams in an empty bar. He introduces himself from behind the camera, along with a few ladies. They must be shy or invisible though, as only one appears onscreen.
4:23: Cut to Adams doing karaoke versions of Justin Bieber's "Baby" and the Black-Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow." What, no more "bang bang"?
4:38: To close it out, we get Adams' Twitter handle (@spiceadams), followed by a plea to producers, we're guessing: "I would rock shows, you feel me?" Well, do you?Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye Sports' Facebook page.
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