Victor Ortiz has the biggest match of his boxing career coming up April 16 against undefeated welterweight titlist Andre Berto. But that hasn’t stopped Ortiz from finding time to develop a second career as a rapper (“Mr. Ortiz”). Under Kash Rock entertainment, Ortiz has released the radio-aimed first single “Catwalk.”
The song is a clichéd club track down to its autotune effects. Ortiz rap vocals do sound much assertive than his regular voice. Whether due to studio tweaking or his own adjustments, the high pitch of his speaking voice is absent. As expected, his rhymes are very simple, but he doesn’t embarrass himself on this first effort. He won’t have anyone clamoring for his next song, but it’s not a horrible first attempt from someone who’s obviously a novice.
Think we’ll get an Andre Berto or Marcos Maidana diss record? A Roy Jones-Victor Ortiz collab? No word yet on if a video is coming for “Catwalk.”
What’s your take? Should Ortiz hang it up? Does this make you want to see him get KO’d next weekend?
VICTOR ORTIZ “CATWALK”