Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What Rhymes With "Ovechkin"?

Back in early April, we passed along word of local rapper WALE giving a shout-out to Alex Ovechkin on his track "Back In The Go Go." A couple of days later, Agent Steinz elaborated and that was that.

Until now.

I don't pretend to know what this means, but Prefix has word of another Great Eight appearance in the world of rap lyrics:
"Hip-hop’s next big thing, Asher Roth, has joined in on the trend of releasing a freestyle for "A Millie" (off Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III)" ... [and] it’s not that bad—it has a lot of funny lines (including a line taking a shot at J.J. Redick, and comparing himself to Wayne Gretzky and Alex Ovechkin).
Jobbing J.J. Redick (close, but not a Dick, btw) while respecting AO... and from a Pennsylvania boy no less? I'm on board.

Anyway, the line in question is "Rap's Wayne Gretzky, yes I'm the best and only 22, more like Alex Ovechkin," and you can hear the Eminem-on-qualudes track for yourself here (language NSFW). Word.


Natty Bumpo said...

whoa, he actually DID manage to rhyme ovechkin. impressive.

VT Caps Fan said...

That was pretty good.

(and for those that don't want to listen to the whole thing, its at the 244 mark of the song.

Puddin_an_Semin said...

That is actually awesome. This kid's a trip! Ovie is gonna love it!

Mike said...

FWIW, "Back in the Go Go" by Wale, off the Mixtape About Nothing (riffs on Seinfeld) is really good on its own. The Ovie reference just sends it over the top.

Of course, this by a man who just got a kitten and named her Alexandra "Ovie" Ovechkina.