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USAIN BOLT WANTS TO REVIVE REGGAE MUSIC!

 

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt- AP/Photo
Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt- AP/Photo—-

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has set his sights on reviving another industry. The Trelawny native who brought back worldwide attention to track and field, following several years of drug induced hits wants to put reggae back on a global pedestal.

In a report in The Sun, Bolt said that he wants to meet with Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand to help give reggae music a boost.

According to The Sun, Bolt reckons Rio, 33, has the right film and music contacts to help him. The triple Olympic gold medal winner said: “If we do this together we could take it to a new level.

“Not since Bob Marley have we had a musician famous all over the world — and believe me it’s nothing to do with lack of talent. Our musicians are as good as our sprinters.

“It just needs people with global fame like me and Rio to move things.”

The two men got talking after ex-England captain Rio contacted Usain on Twitter when Bolt said he wanted a trial at Old Trafford. Rio wrote: “If you want that trial at Man Utd shout me, I’ll speak to the boss!”

Bolt — who won gold in 100m, 200m and 4x100m at London 2012 — insists promoting Jamaica’s music will be one of his priorities once he’s hung up his spikes.

He said: “We could have a side part of the business that organised music videos for artists in Jamaica.

“If Rihanna wanted to film one I’d personally go and pick her up from the airport while Rio was at the beach overseeing the film crew!”

Bolt is set to compete in the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausaune at 2:42 pm.

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