NBS to NBA over Celtics Anthem Controversy: Fuck Off!!!


As we reported a few weeks ago - way before everybody else - Cambridge rap powerhouse Natural Born Spitters (NBS) dropped a fresh Celtics anthem just for the finals. And to crank the level further, Yahoo! Sports (and anyone with taste) declared it victorious over this embarrassingly corny Ice Cube abortion. But after NBS dropped its matching video, the corporate boys decided to remind us that this isn't just a game after all. From an NBS press release (via Big Bang Records & That's Major):

The N.B.A. has filed 2 injunctions against & Big Bang Records to force them to remove the smash hit Celtics anthem "Who Are We?” by Cambridge hip-hop duo N.B.S. from YouTube, Facebook, and other online outlets. The original fan video consisting of game footage received over 250,000 hits on YouTube in a week (and was neck in neck for most views with “The Lakers Anthem” f/ Ice Cube, Ray J and many more major label artists) but as of today there has apparently been 2 injunctions filed against (the Cambridge, MA based promotion company who posted the videos originally) & Big Bang Records to remove this video and a second version featuring footage of N.B.S. performing the song from the website.

It continues...

There has been nothing but positive promotion generated from the creation and proliferation of N.B.S. “Who Are We” song, the song itself was released without any explicit wording or imagery, and was released completely free of charge. There has been no effort made on the behalf of N.B.S. or Big Bang Records to monetize from the massive success of the song and video, but was rather used for a promotional tool for both N.B.S. and to rally a new demographic behind the long standing legacy of The Boston Celtics who might’ve otherwise not have been nearly as engaged in the gripping finals as they have since been because of this unofficial anthem.

Of course, that doesn't mean the party's over. If you haven't downloaded "Who Are We" yet - and need to do so in preparation for tomorrow's showdown - you can do so HERE. And if you really want to see the contested video, well, you can even get that HERE. These dudes aren't Lakers groupies. Can't nobody hold them down.

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