That's What They Do: Wildest Superstar Hobbies

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May 09, 2013

R-Truth

As the WWE Universe well knows from his freewheeling theme song, “What’s Up?” (not to mention its feistier variation with an assist from DJ Miz), R-Truth can spit a mean rhyme. But the former U.S. Champion’s dabbling in the hip-hop arts is hardly just a passing interest: “The Suntan Superman” drops science on the regular, and even released a rap album under an old moniker back in 2003.

Though Truth’s first dream was always to get in the ring, he harbors a longstanding love of the rap game, and drew inspiration from several titans of the genre. “My influences, going back through the history of rap, talk about Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe D, Eric B. & Rakim, Public Enemy … then you come up to date, huge Tupac fan,” said Truth. “Right now it’s a lot of T.I., a lot of Lil Wayne, Lil’ Bootsie, the list goes on and on.”

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And despite the rigorous travel schedule WWE keeps him on, Truth still stays up to date on the latest trends in the game. “Gotta keep your ear to the streets,” said the former Tag Team Champion, who’s been known to mentally prepare for his bouts with a nice listening session during his stretches. “That’s Rule No. 1.”

As for a potential trip back to the studio for a full-length record? Truth says the WWE Universe can count on it. “Definitely,” he said. “I’m working on a record for WWE.”

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