The man behind some of the biggest names in rap is giving Cole Beasley props for the track he dropped earlier this week ... but says there's a different NFL star who's got his attention.
TMZ Sports spoke with Kevin "Coach K" Lee -- who runs the label, Quality Control Music, and has worked with huge names like Migos, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty and a TON more.
Coach K says he heard a few bars from C.B.'s "80 Stings" and didn't hate it ... but reveals he gave a serious look to fellow NFL star Melvin Ingram -- who goes by the alias SupaMel.
We also asked K if there'd be a cameo appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show this year ... and his reaction should have fans cautiously excited.