Tre Mason Drafted by St. Louis Rams, Hip-Hop Community Shows Support
It’s possible that Maseo, the DJ of the legendary group De La Soul, wanted his son Tre Mason to follow in his footsteps and have a music industry career. However, the path that Tre is following is far from spinning records.
That’s because Tre was drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the 75th pick on Friday (May 9). He also joins the first openly gay player, Michael Sam, on the team.
Mason was also a star running back for the Auburn Tigers, running for 1,816 yards in the 2013 season. Earlier this year, The Boombox reported that the 5-foot, 10-inch running back would be heading to the draft.
After the news quickly spread, Maseo received a bunch of congratulatory tweets about his son being drafted, including one from DJ Jazzy Jeff. “St. Louis Rams got a Gem,” tweeted the Philly legend, which Plug Three definitely appreciated. “Thanks, Jeff. I really appreciate that from you,” he replied.
Of course, Mason heading to the Rams is just his first step as an NFL running back. He’ll have to prove himself to his coaching staff and his teammates in order to get decent playing time, but he’s definitely showed tons of passion for the sport, which was applauded by his famous father back in January.
“…I’m truly proud of my son. I am inspired by his love and passion for football,” Maseo wrote.
— DJ Maseo; DE LA SOUL (@DeLaSoulsDugout) May 12, 2014
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