He can run, but can he rap?

Like so many two-way artists before him, DeSean Jackson is ignoring his critics

Originally Published: February 5, 2013
By Carmen R. Thompson | ESPN The Magazine

JUST TWO DAYS before the Eagles' 2012 training camp, wide receiver DeSean Jackson sits in a dim room in his rented mansion in Malibu, Calif., bathed in the glow of a computer screen as he mouses across music tracks of a Pro Tools session. His only audience is a small painting of John Lennon sitting at a grand piano. One by one, his musical entourage arrives. He greets each man with a pound hug or nod before refocusing on the screen. With a click, he drops a bass beat, all chatter ...

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