Former Bama LB Tim Williams Starts Music Career
You can call former Alabama Crimson Tide edge rusher Tim Williams "$icario500" now.
Williams, who is currently under contract with the Green Bay Packers, dropped his first single "Suge" in April, which climbed into the iTunes 200. After releasing his latest track "Open Ya Eyez (Explicit)," Williams held an interview with The Hype Magazine detailing his new venture.
He told Hype he's always been interested in being a Hip Hop artist, writing lyrics and rhymes in his spare time concerning his life and struggles.
"I always wanted to pursue music and be the best artist from my hometown," Williams said. "I had a baby young, so I shifted my focus to school and sports. But I was always writing rhyming about my life and how hard it was living in Dixie."
Since being drafted into the NFL in 2017 with the 78th overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens, Williams has struggled to match the success he has at Alabama.
In his three playing years with the Crimson Tide, Williams had 20 sacks, good for 18th all-time in SEC history (since 2005, tied with LSU's Arden Key and Georgia's Justin Houston.)
In four years in the NFL, Williams has just two sacks and has yet to see a full slate of games or make a start. Last year, he appeared in just one game for the Packers after being picked up off the waiver wire from the Ravens.
Williams didn't say he was done with football in the interview, though. If anything, he still showed serious passion for the game.
"I go hard in this music – I live and breath it," Williams said. "It’s my passion. I always wanted to be an athlete and make music. That’s the only thing my father taught me how to do and passed on to me. I treat music the same way I approach football: focused and ready, always trying to outdo my last output."
Under his label NeverLeveled Williams says he'll have a debut album and clothing line out soon.