Report: French Montana Looking to Sign William Moore

Report: French Montana Looking to Sign William Moore

Falcons' safety's "Freestyle Friday" may land him new deal.

Published December 22nd

Atlanta Falcons' Pro Bowl safety William Moore has been rapping for years, especially flexing his penchant for freestyling.

But it took the NFL franchise uploading Moore's "Freestyle Friday" session onto YouTube back in 2012 to put his rhymes on the map.

Now, his weekly rhyming sessions have gained so much notoriety that they've caught the attention of French Montana.

ATHLETES WHO GOT IN THE BOOTH

Bleacher Report recently played a clip of Moore freestyling for French, and the Bad Boy rapper was impressed to the point where he expressed interest in signing him.

"I love it! You know why? Because you could tell that he was trying to be a rapper before he was trying to be a football player," Montana told the website after seeing the safety spit.

After complimenting his swag and delivery, Montana added: "Whenever he's ready, I'm ready to sign him. Me and Puff will sign him together. We'll make it happen."

Moore spoke to Bleacher Report about how his freestyle installments came about.

"I'm basically the DJ of the locker room," Moore said, also name-dropping Bad Boy and French's Coke Boys record labels. "I got my boom box in my locker and every day after practice, I'll turn some tunes on and every Friday I put an instrumental on and I just started spitting one day, and like, four or five people came, just listening, and then you got a few guys jumping in and there it went."

He continued: "One of the media guys, Jay Adams, was walking by and seen just the impact and the chemistry and the unity that it brought the team together. [Falcons' head coach Dan Quinn] right now asks me, 'Willie, you going to drop a 'Freestyle Friday' this week?' It's exciting."

Not as exciting as it would be if French actually signs him.

Moore, 30, is in his seventh NFL season.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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