Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Songs Secretly About Track

Ridin’. Chamillionaire & Krayzie Bones
“They see me rollin’, they hatin’, patrollin’ and tryin’ ta catch me ridin’ dirty”

Chamillionaire runs the fastest time in the world. The public is skeptical Chamillionaire does not use performance enhancing drugs. USADA initiates drug tests.

“Not in jogging pants either, tell them wear some sexy clothes
Now my game so professional”

Kanye demonstrates the difference between practice clothes and race clothes. Jogging pants are for practice, but on race day, a skimpy uniform makes you look professional.

“You say you're searching for somebody that will take you out and do you right.”

Usher and the meet director discuss finding a good rabbit that will take the race out smoothly and on pace. They immediately call the best rabbit in the sport, Matt Scherer.

“No, I don’t want your number. No, I don’t want to give you mine. I don’t want no scrubs.”

A meet director tells TLC to not contact him again because he does not want slow or injured people in his meet (or, as he calls them, ‘scrubs’).

“Because your crystal ball ain't so crystal clear. I’m tellin’ y’all it’s sabotage”

A competitor orchestrates a world record attempt. The Beastie Boys unexpectedly beat the competitor and claim the world record as their own, thus sabotaging the record attempt. 

“You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.”

2Pac shows the selfish, but yet practical, mentality behind doping. (Note: Maybe 2Pac wouldn’t have this attitude if there were lifetime bans? Don’t do it 2Pac! You are too good for that!)

“Tick, tick, tick, tick on the watch
And life's too short for me to stop
Oh, baby, your time is running out. This time, baby, I’ll be bulletproof.”

La roux is coming off an injury and only has a short period of time to become as fit as possible (hence “bulletproof” against the competition). She is feeling anxiety to get the maximum amount of work done before the impending deadline—the USA Championships.

“Yeah I questioned if I could go the distance
That's just the work, regardless of who's listening”

Macklemore does better when Coach is around to hold him accountable. In this particular workout, he is questioning his ability to finish an unsupervised workout.

“So many watches I need 8 arms”

Because Kanye’s life is dictated by splits, he has amassed a GPS watch collection so large that he would need the space provided by 8 arms if he were to wear them all at the same time.

“If I wasn’t married to the streets, it’d be you”

Plies obviously has a crush on a girl, but he has no time for a relationship due to his commitment to running intervals on the roads.

“Keep Knockin’, whether you’re Lou’Vuitton it up on Reebok-In”

Keri is going to different companies, such as Louis Vuitton and Reebok in an attempt to gain sponsorship.

“Legs jerked, overworked, underpaid, don’t be afraid”

Ludacris’s legs are exhausted from the training, and his salary is not indicative of how hard he is working. However, he is not currently worried about his physical or financial well being. 

“All the rappers be hating, off the track that I'm making”

The Letsrunners are saying derogatory things about Jay on the message boards. None of these people are fast enough to be Jay’s competitors.

“Don’t call it a comeback. I’ve been here for years.”

 What I personally will say this year after my breakthrough. SUB 1.58