Kevin Federline Officially Launches Rap Career

The New Year marks the beginning of something new for Kevin Federline.

The former backup dancer kicked off the new year by releasing his debut single, "PopoZao" exclusively on Yahoo! Music Unlimited at midnight Jan. 1.

The Brazilian-inspired dance track is first release from Federline's debut album.

"I wanted to make the kind of record that I would listen to in my car and dance to in the clubs," Federline told in a statement.

The album marks Federline's first foray in to music as an artist after starting his career as a backup dancer, performing with Michael Jackson, NSYNC, Destiny's Child, and Pink.

"I surrounded myself with producers and engineers that trusted my instincts, who were willing to work hard and take a chance with me, my ideas and my musical direction," said Federline, who wrote and produced tracks for the Hip-Hop/rap inspired album.

Most recently, he co-starred with his wife, Britney Spears, in the UPN series "Britney and Kevin: Chaotic," which he also served as executive producer.

Federline's debut album, which also production by Disco D (50 Cent) and Notes, hits stores this Spring.

"PopoZao" is available to download or stream on Yahoo! Music,, and

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