Sunday, July 08, 2007
Every hero needs one
In a classic film from the 1980s, the protagonist returns home after a stint in the armed forces to find his old neighborhood in shambles. With his military knowledge, and a little help from his friends, he rids the streets of criminals and gangsters. He even gets the girl. But he can't walk off into the sunset until he gets what every good hero needs ... a theme song.
So imagine my excitement when I learned that a local rap group, The Soul of Brotherhood, had completed the Wavelength theme music. It was moment of validation for all the work we had put in over the years. We knew we were the sht, but it was good to hear somebody else say it.
Lil Roc's verses about our program stand as a historical record of who we were at that time. In under two minutes he touches on our content, our competition and the rescheduling of the Arsenio Hall show that sealed its fate.
This audio deserves some video and will get its proper tribute at some point. For now, here's our song.
p.s. Five points to anyone who can name the movie I'm talking about.
p.s.s. Answers must be submitted as comments on this post. Points are not redeemable outside of the U.S.