Few would argue the words, “music is the soundtrack to life.” We choose the tracks. Those tracks set the mood. Simple as that.
So let’s drop that into the basketball world. Those pregame tracks put a players head in the right space. And right now the rhymes in the Raptors locker room before they take to the court are those of ScHoolboy Q. His new album Oxymoron debuted last week in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, which includes the big buzz track Man of the Year. Last weeks #MusicMonday touched on Compton Kid Kendrick Lamar and his video B*itch Don’t Kill My Vibe was where the hook of MOTY was first leaked. Following that, it caught the ears of gamers on the NBA Live 14 soundtrack.
And Compton Kid DeMar DeRozan – who some would label the Raptors ‘Man of the Year’ – has been behind ScHoolboy Q along the way…
— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) February 26, 2014
— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) March 5, 2014
Yay Yay @ScHoolBoyQ
— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) March 24, 2013