Matthew McConaughey Is The Next Great American Rapper

By Kelly Conaboy / November 14, 2013

Matthew McConaughey is GQ‘s “Leading Man of the Year” in its “Men of the Year” issue, which is just so great for Matthew McConaughey. It would, of course, be enough for him to be GQ‘s “Leading Man of the Year,” but his interview shows that there are even greater things to come. After sharing a story about accepting a wrestling challenge in an African village, he gives us a peek:

McConaughey lowers his voice back into his Tarzan accent. “It is not about whether you win or lose,” he says. “It is whether you accept the challenge.”

McConaughey pauses to let the power of the words resonate. He is an avid collector of bits of wisdom like this. “I got 821 of them,” he says, nodding toward a slim laptop containing “aphorisms, bumper stickers, truths, and rhymes,” many of which he has come up with himself. Lately he has been writing bits of rap songs. “Rollin’ through yellow lights on my skateboard,” he speak-sings. “Kiss the fire and walk away whistlin’.”

AHHHHHH! Move over Marshall Mathers, ’cause there’s a new guy with two “M” names who is just p-p-p-POISED to take over the rap game! He is already my favorite rapper and I love him so much!! PLEASE LET US ALL IN THAT LAPTOP! Ugh, I wish I could live in that laptop. That’s what I love about Matthew McConaughey, man. I get older and he has a laptop containing 821 aphorisms, bumper stickers, truths, and rhymes! LET US IN!  #kissthefire #walkawaywhistlin