In Episode 996, Sam mentioned that five or so years ago he saw a tweet about Matt Kemp “in the studio” to record his first album. But what happened to this tweet? What happened to the album?
Was his Twitter username originally @mattkemp27? This account has been deleted but evidence remains.
“@mattkemp27: In the studio right now working on my album.” @TheRealMattKemp Is this still happening?
— Michelle (@michellem016) July 16, 2011
And Kemp wasn’t alone:
In the studio w/@TheRealMattKemp WE just cut 3 songs 4 his debut album !!!
— J.Valentine The 1st (@jvalentine1) July 22, 2011
@TheRealMattKemp hey Cutie! when will ur album drop? and can u see a tour coming??
— Adama Fofana (@bbolgirl73) August 9, 2011
What the hell? RT @jvalentine1: In the studio w/@TheRealMattKemp WE just cut 3 songs 4 his debut album !!!
— Ganaé ⚜️ (@SimplyGanae) July 22, 2011
But that’s not the end of the story (or the beginning) because these are just references. The original tweet by @mattkemp27 goes back to at least 11/4/2009. Thankfully, Dodgers fans on niketalk documented it.
Why did he delete his old twitter account? What happened to the album? The world may never know…but it was recorded.