Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Old School Tuesday:: Six Super Bowls Edition

As you might know, due to having lived in the Steel City for a few years at the start of the millennium, the Ack is a huge Steelers fan. So, as you can imagine, he's a little excited about the Steelers thrilling comeback victory in Super Bowl 43. I told him if the Steelers won, I'd do a Steeler-themed OSM (even if took until Tuesday, like BDK I get the job done regardless). Of course, I didn't think this out, because it isn't the easiest thing to do, but that has never stopped me before, so let's get to it.

I think the Ack's current favorite Steeler is kamikaze safety Troy Polamalu, whose long flowing locks and balls to the wall playing style has already made him legendary amongst the Steeler faithful. Well, as an homage to Troy's Samoan heritage, I bring you Psyko Funk from the Boo-Yaa Tribe. For those not in the know, The Boo-Yaa Tribe is "the great six-man Samoan Rap Group ever", according to something humourous I read on the internet. These dudes have been around forever, but honestly, I think they scared the shite out of me when I was younger, so I never got into them. This is a great jam though, with a bassline that is still guaranteed to snap some spines. The Prince Paul Remix, like many Prince Paul remixes, is also pretty awesome. So here's to TP, who really does bring the Psyko Funk to the safety position.

Ok, so we've got some defence, how about offence? Well let's look no further than Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes. Santone is an alumni of Ohio State, and seeing as how I'm a Michigan fan, Ack asked me for my impression of Holmes after the Steelers drafted him. Basically, I think my reply was "well, he looks like Bushwick Bill, so he has that going for him". I think this odd assessment stemmed from the hairdo he sported in college, because although I'm no expert, I don't think he's a gangster rappin' dwarf. Anyway, this Bushwick meme has provided us with some amusement over the last couple years, but after making that amazing, game-winning catch, there's nothing small about Santonio's rep. So enjoy the uplifting Ever So Clear, which details the shooting incident which took Bill's eye - certainly the kind of celebratory song a Super Bowl win deserves.

Finally, we couldn't finish without something for the Steelers emotional leader, Hines Ward. Hines played with an injured knee, was able to come with one big catch early on, but forced to play decoy duties as the game went on and his knee locked up. But I have the perfect old school comparison for Hines: Fresh Kid Ice. Yeah, I know, you didn't expect to get some 2 Live Crew in this post. Well, not only do Frssh Kid Ice and Hines both share the obvious: afro-asian heritage, but now they've both worked with Bruce Springsteen in some way. Hines played in a Super Bowl where The Boss played at halftime, and Fresh Kid Ice rapped the opening verse on the immortal Banned In The U.S.A. which featured a Springsteen-sanctioned jacking of his famous patriotic ode. I can't top that one, so we'll leave it right there.


Boo-Yaa Tribe - Psyko Funk


2 Live Crew - Banned In The U.S.A.

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