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Listen to Tamba Hali’s song ‘Look What I Started’

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali.
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali.

Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali is 32 years old, so it’s only natural that he’s done some thinking about his life once his days in the NFL are over.

Some former players coach. Others get into broadcasting. Hali, it seems, is intent on making music. In fact, he’s already recorded at least four songs.

“There is still life after football, but what you make of it is up to you,” Hali said in a biography on Relumae Records’ website. “I’m talented in other things. I play the game with passion, but my true passion is music.”

The biography notes that Hali played drums and sang in a choir in Liberia and “it transitioned once he was in the States. Writing rhymes started in high school for Hali when he was first introduced to A Tribe Called Quest, 2Pac, Biggie and Jay-Z growing up in Teaneck (N.J.). His love of production surfaced in college as Hali always found a way to be around music.”

Here is the song “Look What I Started,” and there are three other songs on his Soundcloud page (there are some older songs here as well):

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