Retired sprint superstar and recording artiste Usain “Lightning” Bolt has provided the blueprint for what it takes to be a champion. The triple world record holder recently posted a quote on his Instagram page with the caption, “To become a champion…”
“To become a champion, it just takes hard work, dedication, and a lot of sacrifice.” “You must focus on your dream and goals you set for yourself,” the fastest man in history revealed.
Furthermore, the post included a picture of the Jamaican dressed in a black and gold Puma sweatsuit with a football between his arm and his thigh. The post also included parts of the audio to Bolt and NJ’s latest song, “Twisted.”
Likewise, the words of the song reflect the idea of what the ambassador believes it takes to become a champion. The chorus of the song reads, “Don’t get it twisted, hustle man a hustle fi the bread. Them want see we downfall, but we keep on rising instead. Whole heap a things wah been said, still never get to our head. And if it come down to action, none a them caan beg.”
Usain St. Leo Bolt was born on August 21, 1986, in the parish of Trelawny. He is the world record holder for the men’s 100-, 200-, and 4 x 100-meter sprints. Throughout his illustrious career, he has won 23 gold medals, of which 8 were Olympic golds and 11 were World Championship golds.
The former sprinter made his debut as a dancehall music producer in 2019, when he released the Olympe Rose riddim, which featured some of dancehall’s top recording artistes. The project included Dexta Daps’ “Big Moves,” Ricardo “Bibi” Gardener’s “Mount A Gyal,” Ding Dong’s “Top A Di Top,” Christopher Martin’s “Dweet,” and Munga Honorable’s “Weekend.”
Subsequently, he followed up this project with another “juggling” on the Immortal Riddim later that same year. Vybz Kartel, Christopher Martin, Munga Honorable, and Masicka were featured in this compilation.
In January 2021, Bolt released his first single, a collaboration with his childhood friend NJ. Later that year, he released his debut album, called “Country Yutes.” The album debuted at number six on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. It recorded 148,821 streams, 1,807 album sales, and 1,651 pure album sales for the first week.
Bolt and NJ’s latest track, “Twisted,” has amassed over 93 thousand views on YouTube after being posted for 4 days.