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Memphis leading the NBA with in-game music

Good read from The Score about Memphis' approach to game music:

Beacuse Baker isn't responsible for playing entire songs, usually just short, instrumental intros, he has the freedom to mess around with his song choices. "It’s fun the way you can incorporate songs when you’re just using the beats," relates Potter. “Like, you can play 'Whoop That Trick,’ from ‘Hustle and Flow.’ We probably couldn’t play that during a timeout.” Black elaborates: “We edit a lot of the songs to be conducive with the crowd. Say if a song has a good build but it takes too long for what we need, we will edit it so that it hits right where we need it to for the games.”

Speaking of “Whoop That Trick,” which Memphis Flyer writer Chris Herrington calls “sort of a Memphis shibboleth” thanks to its connection to the Memphis-set “Hustle” and to Memphis rapper Al Kapone, it’s a priority for the entire Grizzlies music team to keep things local. The guys cite local rappers like Kapone, Three 6 Mafia, and Teflon Don as FedEx musts, as well as older stuff like legendary Stax house band Booker T. and the M.G.’s. ”If you foul out in Memphis, you won’t hear ‘Hit the Road Jack,’” testifies Baker. “Instead you get Yo Gotti’s ‘Shawty You Disqualified!’ All straight up Memphisness.”

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