Erykah Badu shows her support for Yahu ‘Rock’ Blackwell

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Updated: February 26, 2016
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King Rocky

When you work hard, and continue to do things the right way, dreams start becoming reality.

Rock Blackwell is learning all about that at this stage of his career. The 29-year-old is getting an abundance of support from various big-name athletes and artists from across the country. From Floyd Mayweather and Terrell Owens, to Lil Boosie and Dorrough. By taking a look at his Instagram page, you’ll get a glimpse at how popular he’s become over the past year.

The latest musically-inclined person to be added to that list, is Erykah Badu.

Badu is known for her soulful, jazz-like Rhythm and Blues. She helped revolutionize the genre “neo soul,” following in the footsteps of D’Angelo, Maxwell, Lauryn Hill and Common, to name a few. She’s been making hit records since 1997, and has had a major impact on the music industry.

She made a quick video recently showing Blackwell some love, as the young and budding star prepares for an eventful 2016. Badu even went as far as to blow him a kiss, something I’m sure put a big smile on Blackwell’s face.

This is the year where things are expected to take off for the current World Boxing Union (WBU) novice champ. Blackwell has been successful internationally (15-0), but now he wants to leave his mark here in the U.S.

He has recently trained with four-time boxing Olympian Roberto Jalnaiz, spent time working with Mayweather and his team, and now he’s looking forward to taking the ring against some of the bigger names in the sport of boxing.

He signed a deal with Comcast SportsNet last year, which will give the Baltimore, MD native an opportunity to showcase his skills in front of a televised audience. His next fight will take place on March 12, as he’s scheduled to face Khalil Marsh in Atlanta, GA.

 

Josiah Turner

Josiah Turner

Josiah is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sideline Sports Report. He is a writer for ESPN, and has written for Rant Sports and FanSided covering the Washington Redskins. He's also covered high school basketball for Virginia Preps (Rivals.com). Josiah is from Chesapeake, VA and a college graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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