Sunday, August 29, 2010

Are you ready for some FootVOL? Swiperboy Style

It wasn't if  Renaldo “Swiperboy” Woolridge would be releasing a rap song about the 2010 Tennessee Volunteers, it  was  it was only a matter of when. Last year the Tennessee basketball forward dropped his officially sanctioned "Eric Berry for Heisman" rap on the unsuspecting world. Then he promised the world that he'd "Never Leave You Like Kiffin."  So naturally, it was obvious that Swiperboy would unleash a rap to launch the Derek Dooley era at Tennessee sooner or later.
And lo and behold, Swiperboy hasn't let anybody down. Called "Footvol," Swiperboy manages to mix rap with "Rocky Top" into an ode that manages to throw shout outs to His Hairness, Eric Berry, General Neyland, Peyton Manning, Reggie White, and everybody except you-know-who. Scratch that. He does rap about how "We're drivin' in a new lane/forget the last one." Sneaky.

I'm not quite sure what Felice and Boudleaux Bryant would think of their masterpiece "Rocky Top" being sampled in a rap song, but as long as their estate gets a royalty, I'm sure they wouldn't mind.

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