In the modern age of football, Erling Haaland needs no introduction. From a young age, he was hailed as a child prodigy, catching the eye with his remarkable goal-scoring prowess. But there’s more to this sensational striker than just his footballing talent. Brace yourselves for the astonishing tale of how Haaland, the goal machine, once rocked the stage with his rap band ‘Flow Kings’ at the tender age of 15!
Before we dive into Haaland’s musical escapades, let’s remind ourselves about his journey as a football sensation. Born in Leeds, England, Haaland grew up in a sporting family, with his father, Alf-Inge Haaland, being a former professional footballer. Following in his father’s footsteps, Erling showed immense promise in the sport from an early age.
At just 15 years old, Haaland had already caught the attention of top football scouts across Europe. His lightning-fast pace, deadly finishing, and unmatched determination marked him as a star in the making. It was only a matter of time before the football world witnessed his meteoric rise to stardom.
Fast forward a few years, and Haaland had made a name for himself on the European stage. After dazzling performances at Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund, he made a high-profile move to Manchester City. A formidable season awaited him, as the club won an unprecedented treble, with Erling Haaland himself scoring a remarkable 52 goals in all competitions, setting records and leaving fans and pundits alike in disbelief. His ability to find the back of the net seemed almost supernatural.
Amidst his footballing successes, there’s a lesser-known aspect of Erling Haaland’s past – his brief but memorable stint as a rapper! Yes, you heard that right. At the age of 15, Haaland, along with his friends Erik Botheim and Erik Sandberg, formed the rap band ‘Flow Kings.’
Their music showcased a blend of youthful exuberance, quirky lyrics, and surprisingly catchy beats. Haaland, known by his rap alias ‘Lyng,’ brought his swagger and confidence from the pitch to the recording studio. The trio’s hilarious and light-hearted lyrics revealed a side of Haaland few had seen before.
Luckily for us, an amazing YouTube video has surfaced of the band’s song ‘Kygo Jo’, which thankfully for us all, has also included the English translation of these hilarious lyrics:
Erik Botheim: “Hello. How are you? I haven’t seen you lately. Have you gone astray? I’ve been making a song and I earned a thousand millions. By the way, I’ve also been buying a gas grill. If you were wondering I’ve also been to the store. I have been shopping a lot because I have a lot of cash. Of course, I’ll tell this to you, my friend because I know that you don’t have too much money left.”
Erik Sandberg: “Yes, you can say that is nice. You did make my day, I’m very grateful for that. We are going to buy a mobile phone with subscription without a commitment period, which I will use during the whole day
Erling Haaland: “Boys can you stop talking bulls***, now it did get so cosy. Talk about world crisis, I think it is much more important. Boys, I’m Lyng, and everyone knows me. I’m the one that people can see on the TV. I even look good when I eat, I think that’s right.”
So, after his brief stint as a rapper, and with his footballing career soaring to new heights, who knows what other surprises this multi-talented individual might have in store for us in the future? Whatever it may be, we’re sure it’ll be nothing short of extraordinary – just like the man himself, Erling Haaland.