Having recorded multiple tracks in the past for his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers, Lil Wayne is no stranger to creating high-octane tunes to get sports fans motivated and his latest song finds the New Orleans native premiering “Ball Game,” his new Major League Baseball hype anthem.
Appearing as part of a promo spot for the first day of the 2021-22 MLB season, “Ball Game” was paired with a minute-long video that opens with a montage of classic first-day images – fans walking into an empty stadium, umpires dusting off home plate, batters adjusting their grip and outfielders scooping up balls – over a creaky soundtrack of the summertime standard “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
The beat soon swells up as Weezy puts his personal spin on the oldie. “Take me out to the game, yeah/ Take me out to the ballpark,” he raps over images of players crushing home runs. “This a home run, I hit it far-far/ Knock it out the park, hit a parked car/ Root, root for the home team/ It’s a cool game with a warm heart/ And some high heat in the sweet spot/ It’s a grand slam, it’s a walk off,” he raps on the track that crams in a litany of hardball buzzwords in less than 30 seconds.
Check out the fun take on a classic below and get ready for baseball season that signals a return to normalcy.
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