ESPN Music: NOC

Music video for Stephen Jackson's 'Fall Out'

September, 11, 2012
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Courtesy of NOC, here's the music video for Stephen Jackson's single "Fall Out."

Kerri Strug joins DeStorm for 'Make Me Hot'

August, 8, 2012
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Courtesy of NOC, 1996 Olympic gymnastics hero Kerri Strug visits DeStorm's recording studio to lay down an inspirational Olympic track, "I Ain't Never Give In."

Stevie Johnson on 'Run it Back' with Game

July, 10, 2012
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson isn't quitting his day job, but he does occasionally love to dabble in music.

In 2011, Johnson released a mixtape called "Why So Serious" with G5Gi, and he has worked on mixtapes with his cousin, Bay Area rapper Ya Boy.

And now he recently released a song and video with Game called "Run It Back."

"I'm not trying to step in their lane," said Johnson, who signed a five-year contract with the Bills in March. "I've been writing and rhyming since high school. I have always had a pen and pad with me."

That's one reason why NOC -- the YouTube entertainment channel that focuses on the personalities and lives of athletes -- wanted to work with Johnson.

"Stevie is a young, exciting player on the field who exudes style and freshness off it. He was the perfect athlete to launch our channel," said Erik Kesten, NOC executive producer on the project. "We knew Stevie had legit rapping skills -- far better than most athlete-wannabe-rappers. So we thought it would be fun to get him in the studio with a rapper who could mentor him through the process of writing and recording a track -- just to see how good he really can be."

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