A hip hop meets baseball sampling in honour of MLB opening day; including everyone’s favourite 90’s rapper, Ken Griffey Jr.
Buck 65 – “463”
No emcee is more baseball than Buck 65, who in his youth was actually scouted by the Yankees. This classic is from 2003’s Talkin’ Honky Blues.
Ultramagnetic MC’s – “Saga Of Dandy, The Devil & Day”
Kool Keith, Ced Gee, and Moe Love pay tribute to the Negro League on this Godfather Don produced track from The Four Horsemen (1993) album.
J. Sands – “Playing Baseball”
In addition to rapping, Pittsburgh’s J. Sands (Lone Catalysts) also hosts his own sports talk show on youtube called Sands on Sports.
Main Source – “Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball”
Large Professor metaphorically teaching about police brutality. One of the best off of 1991’s Breaking Atoms.
RationaL – “A Swing and a Belt” (Tom Cheek Tribute)
A tribute to Toronto Blue Jay’s announcer, Canada’s “Voice of Summer”, and recent inductee into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, Tom Cheek.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – “My Oh My”
The 1995 Mariners vs. Yankees AL Division Series were the best ball games of all-time. Made in memory of Seattle Mariners’ play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus.
Kid Sensation feat. Ken Griffey Jr – “The Way I Swing”
1995 Ken Griffey Jr rapping, nuff said.