Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson has dropped what he’s calling his first rap song.
He features on Tech N9ne’s new single “Face Off,” alongside Joey Cool and King Iso. In an interview with Variety, Johnson said he recorded his “Face Off” verse in one take after getting “a bit lit” from drinking Teremana, his tequila brand. He and Tech N9ne connected over social media and met in person, pre-pandemic, on the set of HBO’s Ballers. Originally, Tech N9ne’s plan was for the actor to record a sort of motivational spoken outro, but Johnson wanted to rap. He told Variety that while he doesn’t see himself pursuing a music career, he would be open to collaborating with “another artist out there — hip-hop artists, blues artists, outlaw country artists” if the song was right. We notice that he didn’t include rock artists on that list — perhaps the world just isn’t ready for the Rock to do rock.