TU lineman prepares for draft, also launches music career

TULSA, Okla. — Chris Paul, an offensive lineman for the University of Tulsa, is getting ready for the NFL draft.

But, he’s also releasing a music video.

Paul, also known as The Seventh, held an exclusive premiere of his first-ever music video on Thursday. “It feels like a long time coming, honestly,” said Paul. “This is the debut, the launch. This is it.”

Paul says he’s been working with his producer on the music since March 2020. However, the launch was just dropped in a private event at Cinergy in Tulsa. Paul describes his music as alternative R&B.

“I’m so blessed to be in the position I’m in. Next weekend is the NFL Draft, and I have the opportunity to have my named called, and there’s a chance to go on to that dream of mine,” said Paul.

And while he’s focused on the draft, he said that he will always take the time to focus on his second passion.

“I think that music is something intangible, it’s something that you can’t take away. Music is a great outlet for me off the field. On the field, football has provided me so many opportunities.”