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Highkin: Can I Get a Headband? The 1999-2000 Blazers

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Sean Highkin at Hardwood Paroxysm writes about two turn-of-the-century Portland Trail Blazers raps... ---------------------------- When Gerald Wallace was traded from Charlotte to Portland in February, the possibility of Nate McMillan allowing him to wear his trademarked headband caused nearly as much debate and discussion in the local media as his considerable on-court potential for the Blazers... In 2000, Portland’s last title-contending season to date, several players felt so strongly about headbands that they were compelled to record a rap song about them. ... Personal nostalgia aside, "Can I Get a Headband" is pretty terrible. The production has more in common with "Hip-Hop Hooray" than anything close to contemporary. The players don’t really do much rapping outside of the song’s hook ("Can I get a headband/one for my peeps/one for the fans in the really cheap seats/one for my mama, one for the mayor"). Most of the vocal work is done by one Tracy Harris, who sings of a twisted fantasy world in which not only do homeless people panhandle for headbands, but they are accepted currency for church tithing. ---------------------------- ed: bumped to front page
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