It was one of the unlikeliest sports wagers in recent memory. CUT COPY were locked in a bitter dispute with Zonoscope mixer Ben Allen, a devout Atlanta fan (they exist!) who was repping his Hawks against the Australian electronic pop band's beloved Boston Celtics.
After Paul Pierce exploded for 36 points Tuesday night in Atlanta, tying up the Boston Celtics’ Best of 7 series with the Hawks at one-game apiece, the Twitterverse exploded in Green. On the music front, the usual suspects showed their Celtics pride -- from Sammy Adams to Brian Fair of Shadows Fall to Slaine -- all hailing the Truth for rising to the occasion while Rajon Rondo was out nursing a sore suspension.
These days Lyrical spends more time in his college professor role than he does rapping, but dude always manages to come back every few years with something worth banging. It's no surprise that he chose this occasion to drop - Lyrical was sporting Celtics hats when most Boston heads were ashamed to rock green fitteds.
One of my Phoenix editors made a good point the other day: Where the hell are all the Celtics theme songs? Isn't that what rappers are for? Just a few days later the almighty Cambridge N.B.S. crew came through with an absolute banger. Right-click and save-as below to bump this track in your car through the finals.