QOTD 38: Rap God (Rap God)

Now this is a song you can set your watch too. While skydiving. And winning a wrestling match. While lifting weights. And getting into the empire business.

What are your personal “Pump Up” songs? Songs you play full blast in your car, through your headphones, or via your stereo system. Songs that make you wanna take on the world while giving em’ the middle finger twice. 

I have a few. Kid Rock’s “Cowboy” is a classic for me, along with “American Bad Ass”, “Wasting Time”, and a bunch more I’m probably forgetting at the moment.

B.OB’s “Airplanes Part II”, “I’ll be in the Sky”, and “Don’t let me Fall” are up there. The entirety of Eminem’s “Recovery” album serves this purpose too, with highlights “No Love”, “You’re Never Over”, and “Almost Famous” being the kinds of tunes you win a fight too. “Rap God” is up there now, too. I can’t recommend “Moment of Truth” by Gang Starr, enough, either.

Country wise I got “It Works for Me” via Toby Keith, “Rollin” by Big & Rich (especially the rap breakdown), and “Dirt Road Anthem” by Jason Aldeen get a bunch of rotation when I wanna get my adrenaline pumping.

I’m leaving out a bunch, including “Kasimir” by Led Zeppelin because I love the song, but can’t understand a word their saying in the song.


Blog Otter Award: Magoonie for getting “Chasing Amy”-ed. Poor guy.

1. Regarding Blog Otters (A phonetic pronunciation of Blog O’Ders), I’m the process of figuring out a cool way you all can get what you want, and we can help some folks at the same time.