Usain Bolt is still the fastest man on the planet. He is the world record holder in the 100m and 200m dash and 4x100m relay, and widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.
In 2017, the Jamaican sprinter retired from when he finished third in his last solo 100 m race, decided not to run in his scheduled 200 m race, and pulled up in the 4×100 m relay final. There was much speculation as to what would be Usain Bolt’s next career move.
In 2019 after spending eight weeks at A-League club Central Coast Mariners in Australia in in 2018, Usain Bolt decided not to further pursue his bid to become a professional football player, saying “it was fun while it lasted.”
Now Bolt is venturing into music with the release of “Living the Dream”. The new single features Bolt and his executive manager, Nugent ‘NJ’ Walker.
In an interview with the Jamaica Star, Bolt said
The single, which was written last October, was originally pitched by NJ, “as a song he wanted me to sing”.
“NJ write the song and recorded a demo but when I heard it, I thought his vocals were perfect on it. We then went into the studio together and everything else came together naturally”
We are always of the thought that we can do anything we put our minds to … we don’t limit ourselves. The main message is to let youths know anything is possible – don’t think limits – work hard at your dream no matter where you are from, never give up.”
For the most part the feedback on social media has been positive. However, Jamaica dancehall artist Popcaan gave a scathing review of Bolt’s new single.
Popcaan posted on Bolt’s instragram page
“Wid all due respect Legend, me feel like you fi just help up some youth wid real musical talent…them deya nuff. NJ a mi fam but please just give some hungry youth wey actually have some talent tha platform dey. Happy New Year,”
This was met by Bolt’s response