Posts Tagged ‘Theme’

This Rapper Turned The Boy Meets World Theme Song Into A Banger

Who knew the universe needed a rap version of the Boy Meets World theme song? Apparently, Ski Mask The Slump God was aware of this glaring omission from reality and set to make everything right. Yesterday (April 19), the Broward County rapper released “SKIMeetsWorld.” The JamzTurnMeUp-produced beat samples the season one theme song by Ray Colcord. However, this sample is not to be confused with the season five through seven theme written by Phil Rosenthal.

“SKIMeetsWorld” might borrow heavily from the family-friendly ABC show, but the song’s content is enough to make Mr. Feeny squirm. Ski raps about his above-average sexual prowess using beloved children’s cartoons like Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder, and Toucan Sam. Approach the track cautiously if you’re afraid of getting your childhood ruined.

The original version of “SKIMeetsWorld” was supposed to feature Busta Rhymes. Ski Mask alluded to that fact in a recent interview with XXL.

“I got verse from Busta Rhymes for my song ‘Boy Meets World,’ Slump God said. “Super excited about it. The song is gonna be crazy and he killed his verse, so I can’t wait for y’all to hear it. Also, he’s hoping on other beats I have left over from Timbaland and then we gonna add him on those tracks, so it should be crazy. He’s going to be in the video for “Nationwide” as well because the video for that song is inspired by Busta Rhymes’ crazy videos from back in the days.”

Ski Mask’s next mixtape, Beware of the Book of Eli, is rumored to drop in April. Praying Topanga gets a feature.

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Oscar Isaac covers Bill Murray’s Star Wars theme, crushes it. 

Oscar Isaac covers Bill Murray’s Star Wars theme, crushes it. 

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NK Conversation // Are You Getting Tired Of Theme Colorways?


McFly Hyperdunk

words // Nick DePaula:

Back in 2008, there was a phenomenon taking over basketball sneakers. Thanks to the “McFly” Hyperdunk, an entirely new era for footwear was upon us.

Themed sneakers.

Larry-Bird-Magic-Johnson-Converse-WeaponPrior to that, signature sneakers followed a fairly standard formula: The player’s namesake shoe featured the colors of the player’s team. It was a formulaic but basic principle that footwear had followed pretty much since the days of Magic and Bird’s dueling Weapons. Of course, there were three or four colorways of a signature shoe that released per year.

Then the “McFly” Hyperdunk happened. Then “South Beach.” Then “NERF,” “Brenda,” “What The” and so much more. Everything began to have a story even a red shoe for a guy on the Bulls, or a yellow shoe for a guy on the Lakers.

Just a few years ago, a friend at Nike summed it up perfectly when I asked about the shift in approach.

“Less team. More theme.”

Now that it’s actually 2015, has the themed approach by sneaker brands looking to tell stories about the lives, triumphs and greatest accomplishments of their signature athletes ran its course? Would you rather see more straightforward and clean colorways instead of having a graphic on every release?

It’s not enough to celebrate KD’s love for the Oklahoma City Thunder or his home state of Maryland — this year we saw a sneaker that literally had Peanut Butter & Jelly on the side of the shoe. Because KD loved PB &J as a kid.

That might be an extreme example of just how far reaching some of the themed stories have become these days, and it’s definitely worth pointing out that the KD 7 “PB & J” was only released in kid’s sizes, but as brands continue to expand the number of colorways they’re dropping for each player, where do you draw the line on what makes for a good story?

Let us know in the comments section below in our latest weekly NK Conversation.

PBJ KD 7


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