Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jazz Go Hip-Hop

Well known hip-hop artist D Bizz Ohno (no relation to short track skater Apolo Anton Ohno) has been declared the winner of a recent contest to produce and record a new theme song for the Utah Jazz.  The song is creatively (especially once you hear it) entitled Scream Utah. Click here to give it a listen. If you love this, here is more of D Bizz Ohno's great work.

Salt Lake City is a lot of great things. Hip is not one of them. The Jazz having a hip-hop theme song seems to fit as well as Shawn Bradley playing pick-up at Rucker Park. What was wrong with AC/DC's Thunderstruck or the Village People's Y.M.C.A? Sure, these tunes are dated stadium anthems, but they fit with some of what makes being a Jazz fan cool - the unabashed uncoolness of the franchise.

So, with all respect to D Bizz Ohno, please get rid of Scream Utah and bring back Burning Down the House.


Pasty Gangsta said...

Your inability to come to grips with urban culture comes as a surprise to no one, Griff. Ohno's song is brilliant, particularly the part where he rhymes "ankles" with "Kirilenko."

Tucker McCann said...

I was at the game when this hip hop artist was awarded his $5k check for SCREAM UTAH. It was hot. said...

Well, I do not actually imagine it may work.