December 29, 2009
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More from the pseudo-story that won't die.
To recap: Trey Kerby tells his dad the Bulls should draft Ron Artest(notes). The Bulls actually do draft Artest. Artest probably drinks Hennessy at halftime of one game. Ten years later Ron Artest reveals that he drank Hennessy at halftime. Everyone says, "Yep, you're Ron Artest."
But if that's where you think it ends, you are wrong. Dead wrong.
Old school revivalist rap producer Statik Selektah has done a track for Boston-bred rapper Reks (big Horace Grant fan) called "Henny at Halftime" (click to play/download). It features Ron Artest rapping, and it's actually kind of nice.
Artest recaps how some of his friends used to be good at basketball, but they didn't make the league but Ron did because he was at St. John's getting scouted by the Knicks and some guns have 16 clips. It's confusing, but it sounds good. Works for Ghostface.
The real gold, however, is in the outro. Artest rhapsodizes about the numerous problems in the hood and how they solve them. Some people drink 'em away. Some people smoke marijuana. And some people go to jail.
Ball Don't Lie's Swag Rating: Three (out of five) Muggsy Bogues ...