Posted on: December 9, 2009 12:00 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2009 12:01 pm
NEW YORK -- Goodbye, One Shining Moment .
Hello, Tip-off (College Hoops Time) .
"I just wanted to make what I'd want to hear as a college basketball player," Tennessee's Renaldo Woolridge told me as he unveiled his latest project, a pseudo college basketball anthem sure to make the rounds quickly. "I wanted to make this song from a college basketball player's standpoint."
I've written about Woolridge's music career before.
He's a west coast rapper living in east Tennessee.
He's known as Swiperboy.
And he might've out-done himself this time.
In barely five minutes, Swiperboy manages to mention every conference, his famous father (former Notre Dame star Orlando Woolridge), Bob Knight, Jay Bilas, and there's even a clip of me talking dropped in. So yeah, I'm biased because I'd probably like any song featuring me. But give it a listen and tell me it's not high quality, that it's not something you can imagine hearing in an arena before a game, or on CBS coming out of a commercial.
You can't tell me that.
"I was going to make a song just about the SEC, but then I started thinking about all my friends in other conferences, and I said, 'I need to make a song for everybody," Woolridge explained. "So I thought of the idea a couple of weeks ago, took about 35 or 40 minutes to write it, and then the other night I recorded it."
And now I'm linking it.
And now Woolridge wants you to make a video for it.
"I'd like to open it up and get anybody who wants to do it to make a highlight tape to go with the song," he said. "Then whoever has the best highlight tape, I could make a song for their team, too."
Sounds good to me.
So click this link and check it out.
Then get to work on that highlight tape.