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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Just Made His Rap Debut, And Dionne Warwick's Joke About It Is Sending Me

The Jumanji star is featured on Tech N9ne's new single "Face Off," along with Joey Cool and King Iso.

The man, the myth, the legend — I am, of course, referring to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson — is entering the music business!

The Rock smiles at a red carpet event in a suit

The actor and former wrestler is featured on “Face Off,” Tech N9ne’s single off his new album, ASIN9NE. According to Variety, the track, which also features Joey Cool and King Iso, is a foremost collaboration between the most successful independent rapper in hip-hop and the biggest A-lister in Hollywood.

Made my historic rap debut (thankfully I didn’t suck😅) Huge shout to all the hip hop & music fans for your HYPE reactions that are straight f*cking fire 🔥🔥🔥🙏🏾👊🏾 Love to my #StrangeMusic USO’s @TechN9ne🐐 @therealJoeyCool @TheRealKingIso #FACEOFF WATCH: https://t.co/1ByD2BCWJo

Twitter: @TheRock / Via Twitter: @TheRock

Speaking to the outlet in an exclusive, The Rock said, "I love music. Anytime in my movies when I can implement some musical elements, I always love doing that."

In the past, Dwayne has been approached by other notable figures in the hip-hop community, but said that he knew it was the right fit when Tech N9ne DM'd him. "A lot of my friends who are hip-hop artists — like big names — I’ve been asked a few times. But it just has to feel right."

While the original vision for the song was to have Dwayne recite spoken words to close out the song, the actor brought his own energy, eventually writing a verse for himself and recording it in the studio amid the pandemic. "One take," he shared. “I was drinking Teremana, so I had already been a bit lit and was ready to go. We sent it to Tech and his engineers and the text I got back from Tech, in all capital letters, was ‘Fuck yes!!!!'"

The rock speaking on stage

And while Dwayne said he has always loved music, he's not looking to switch career paths anytime soon. But, if it's right, it's right: "If the song is right and if the collaboration feels real and authentic, I would love that...If I could rap about the right words that feel real and authentic to me, then I’ll be happy to break out that Teremana, take a few big swigs, and jump back into the studio."

Given the change of pace, the internet — including some big names in music like Dionne Warwick — had some things to say about the debut:

I’d like to believe that Dwayne fills a bowl with things to do at the beginning of the year, and then pulls from it once a month. https://t.co/K46BrCZpcm

Dionne Warwick / Via Twitter: @dionnewarwick

And in a similar vein:

you just be doing stuff https://t.co/Zo2yop4uU0

Twitter: @keyon / Via Twitter: @keyon

While some responded with some light-hearted jabs and critique:

Sometimes it's ok to say no to a cheque. https://t.co/zbkOxk7KgQ

Twitter: @shannonmadatt96 / Via Twitter: @shannonmadatt96

Exhibit B:

are there no more jungle adventure movie scripts or sumn? https://t.co/Umwk0wjE7D

Twitter: @TELEAZE / Via Twitter: @TELEAZE

Meanwhile, others found their new go-to track, and by others — the ROTC community:

The ROTC kids about to make this go 5x platinum https://t.co/d4KiZiau4X

Twitter: @YaBoiMoody / Via Twitter: @YaBoiMoody

There were jokes:

More like Dwayne “The Rap” Johnson https://t.co/ajSnRXkuri

Twitter: @KeithenFaerber / Via Twitter: @KeithenFaerber

What can he say except “you’re welcome” https://t.co/aA75EwtTYf

Twitter: @ZookoFYB / Via Twitter: @ZookoFYB

wow so it doesn’t matter didn’t matter https://t.co/Tbh47GDIfY

Twitter: @_iparker_ / Via Twitter: @_iparker_

As well as genuine fans!

I ain’t even gon hold ya shit was 🔥🔥 https://t.co/tNHikvF6jj

Twitter: @Tcharismatic_ / Via Twitter: @Tcharismatic_

I just wanna say that I’ve stanned this since his verse in “You’re Welcome” from Moana. 🤞🏼 https://t.co/I31zqQo3YQ

Twitter: @emilieblaires / Via Twitter: @emilieblaires

How did you feel about Dwayne's rap debut? Will you be adding the track to your workout playlist? Let us know in the comments!