The Rochester Red Wings are more than halfway through their season and as the summer rolls on, there’s one player in particular who hopes to beat the opponent…. and then drop a beat.
“I like proving people wrong,” says Red Wings infielder Nick Gordon, “and if someone thinks I can’t do it, it fuels the fire.”
You might think those are the words of a confident baseball player, and to a degree they are.
Nick Gordon is an infielder with the Rochester Red Wings, he’s one of the top prospects in the Minnesota Twins organization, and he’s also an aspiring rapper.
In the music game, Gordon goes by the name G-Cinco. And for someone who writes all of his own lyrics, music is more than just a side project.
“For me, it’s an outlet because I don’t do it for anyone. I do it for myself,” says Gordon.
From turning double plays to turn-tables, Nick Gordon, or G-Cinco, is immersed in his craft–both of them.
“I enjoy letting the art take it where ever it goes. I can’t get away from it. It’s everywhere. It puts you in a good mood. It can change your day.”
And many listeners agree. One of Gordon’s songs is called “Offseason” and it has nearly 600,000 views on YouTube.
“People really relate to it and that’s where the views come from. I’m glad people like it and love the fact that people listen to it.”
Gordon says that his goal is still very much to make it to the major leagues and thrive in his professional baseball career, but added that it would also be nice to be noticed by Drake or Travis Scott–for baseball and music.