Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram says rap ain't a silly hobby to him — telling TMZ Sports, "I do music and I do it well."
Ingram raps under the name "SupaMel" — and just released a new mixtape called "Franchise Tag" … fitting, considering he just got tagged by the Chargers during the offseason.
Ingram says his heart is in football and that's still his main goal — but says he KNOWS he's a talented hip-hop artist.
"Everybody got their own hobby. Some people like to cook. Some people like to play golf. I do music and I do it well."
He also tells us what separates him from other athletes who rap like Le'Veon Bell and Damian Lillard — and he's not mincing his words.