“I’m basically the only guy in the city with a song. … Everybody’s showing love to the song, I think it’s a great anthem. I didn’t go through the Wizards with the song,” Styme, a Dunbar High School graduate said Thursday. “I just put it out myself as a die-hard fan.”
This video was filmed entirely at the Verizon Center (where he works) Tuesday and has some pretty solid production value, so that’s a bonus. But when the performing artist wears exactly zero Wizards’ gear himself, you’ve got to wonder how much of an actual fan he is. Nonetheless, Styme’s rhymes about hoops are pretty strong and the hook channeling T-Pain is definitely quality.
Where things get fascinating are in the artist’s choice of shoutouts. In order of appearance in the song: Rasual Butler, John Wall, Paul Pierce (referred to only as The Truth), Otto Porter, Bradley Beal, Nene (The Big Brazilian), Ernie Grunfeld, Randy Wittman and Ted Leonsis. That’s it. No mention of Kris “Secret Weapon” Humphries, though? For shame.
The song gets a 3 out of 5 on the “You Da Man” scale. It’s got heart though.
“I’m just doing something for the city, to get the city pumped up for the playoffs as usual. I don’t want no money off of it, I ain’t looking for that,” Styme said. “I’m just doing it for my city and hope that I’m representing them well with it.”