The Toronto Raptors’ Chris Bosh is hoping to parlay his NBA stardom from the hardwood to the studio, after inking a deal with Warner Music Canada, where he plans to release a CD and DVD.
The CD is said to be a compilation of the basketball player’s favourite songs, alongside tracks from new, unsigned artists. Hopeful artists can submit tracks through Bosh’s website (Chris-Bosh.com) with a chance to appear on the CD.
The DVD, on the other hand, will bring Bosh’s unique characters to video.
According to a press release, the DVD will feature “the original comedic characters Bosh has developed over the past two years in a series of hilarious video clips posted on the internet.”
Additionally, Bosh will become the first athlete to release his very own iPhone and iPod touch application, where fans can keep track of the player via his Twitter feed, watch videos the moment they’re posted, view his latest photos and monitor up-to-the-minute stats throughout the NBA season.
“This is exciting,” Bosh said in a statement. “Teaming up with Warner to produce my very own CD and DVD, as well as being the first athlete with their very own iPhone and iPod touch application, are just two more ways for fans to get to know me off the court. Entertaining my fans through the use of technology allows me to continue to try and pioneer the digital space for athletes across the world!”
You can follow Chris Bosh on Twitter @chrisbosh.