this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
I know spring practice material will be popping up soon but I know there are a few memebers that like to discuss hip hop. I saw this and found it interesting, an algorithm to find the artist with the highest ratio of rhymes in any given line of a song. Obviously this isn't the sole judge of the success of a particular hip hop artist but it's a good starting point.
Read it and weep. Snoop Dogg has had a religious experience and has changed his name to Snoop Lion. Somehow Lionfather, Lionstyle, and the rest don't seem to flow as well...
On the bright side, he's probably just incredibly high and will realize his mistake when he comes off of it.
Grantland has a regular feature where their basketball writer, Mark Titus (not the guys with
unhealthy admirable obessession with Burke) ranks top 12 teams in college basketball.
But the ranking is not the good part (though there is a very good takedown of Green-less MSU). The really funny part is at the bottom where he goes off on the very disturbing trend of kids making rap videos for their school basketball team.
First there was "This Is Indiana." Then there was "Boiler Up." And finally, at long last, this week we got the third installment of the "Everyone Associated With Your School Hates You Because You Are the Whitest People in the World and You Just Embarrassed the Entire Fan Base With Your Shitty Rap Video" trilogy.
I just pray that no well-meaning but clueless kids produce "We are Michigan (fergodsakes)" video. If you know ANYONE trying to create one, beat him senselessly until he stops. Friends don't let friends make whitest rap videos ever.
I love going to YouTube every once in a while to view some old and not-so-old clips of our boys in blue. Howevaaaaa, why is it that clip shows or highlight reels of our players are obligated to be backed up with rap music or RAWK (RAWK!!OMG!!RAWK) music? I actually like hearing the commentators just as much as I like seeing the video. They complement each other and put a sort of timestamp on each play. Anyone else have this same nervous tick when they watch said highlight reels?
BTW: RAWK commentary should be kept to a minimal until the first game at the Big House. They may have heard some of our shouting or seen some of our torches...
Figured a lot of us are of the age that we know who Gang Starr was. Guru died of cancer today. For the old and crotchety on here who dismiss all rap as garbage, I'd beg to differ and Guru/Gang Starr is a major reason why. Too bad to see him pass at such a young age. RIP.