In 2010 Kanye West noted that, “I guess every superhero needs his theme music.” In 2012 we can say every college basketball team is dropping its own video anthem. And that’s a good thing.
San Diego State forward Tim Shelton caught national attention earlier this month with “Aztec Motto.” This week another mid-major of distinction, undefeated Murray State, has released the music video to “Murray State Anthem” by Trubz N Matlock (no relation to the daytime TV lawyer). Whereas Shelton showed himself to be a more than capable rapper as well as scorer for SDSU, the Racers’ players play along here but don’t get on the mic. Trubz N Matlock is composed of two Murray State students – junior Jacob Matlock and senior Zach Noonan – and the video was shot in conjunction with the university.
After taking over a bored classroom of students, the anthem heads to the Racers’ CFSB Center, where the players dribble alongside, looking a little tired, as the rappers continue the show. Highlight spoiler alert: When the anthem hits up an academic conference room, watch the bearded man in a blazer on your right get down.
In between all this celebration, lines include: “Not to mention, Murray State is the home of Popeye Jones/So can we finally put your hands together and welcome home it’s yo very own Murray State Racers back to the throne.”
Now, I don’t buy that only up-and-coming programs make these anthems to set themselves apart — after all, “Lazy Tuesday” came out way back in 2007 from blue-blood, bluegrass Kentucky. But the timing is a little funny considering that as the nation’s last undefeated team in Division I, Coach Steve Prohm’s Racers club hardly needs an introduction right now.
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