Happy Birthday to the MixTape

Updated: October 13, 2013

NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-September 14th marked the 50th anniversary of the cassette tape. This little creative invention made car stereoes popular, portable boomboxes a necessity, and the personal Walkmen cool. So, today, in the Spin Cycle, we created our on little mixtape to celebrate the birthday of the cassette tape.

1. Jay-Z’s New York featuring Alicia Keys

This should be the theme song for rookie QB Geno Smith, who due to Mark Sanchez’s  pre-season shoulder injury, was throwed into the spotlight and now is the starting quarterback for the New York Jets. Plus, he is also signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation sports agency.

2. Must Be The Money by “PrimeTime” Deion Sanders

Even though, Sanders rapping skills were sub-par. This song should be a part of Floyd Mayweather’s camp, and should be played everytime he enters the boxing ring, especially after his last fight, which he earned more than $80 million.

3. Night of the Living Basehead by Public Enemy

This is a Hip-Hop classic. Unfortunately, this song is still relevant with the sad revelation that former Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odum is addicted to crack-cocaine.

4. Who Run it? by Three Six Mafia.

This southern head banger by Memphis rap trio should’ve been pumping when Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson took the first play of the 2013 season against the 75-yards for a touchdown.

5. Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys by Willie Nelson

Yes, this country classic should be played before every press conference in which QB Tony Romo throws an interception and loses a game.

6. Real Girls Get Down On The Floor by David Banner

Sorry, Miley Cyrus, the only ass we want to see twerking is Tennis player Serena Williams.

7. Lose Your Self by Eninem

Since Johnny Manziel has been nick-named the Eninem of college football, this musical motivator should be used when Manziel sends his highlight tape to potential NFL TEAMS before the 2014 NFL draft.

8. SWEET HOME ALABAMA by Lynyrd Skunyrd

This COULD BE THE permanent theme song of the NCCA  if ALABAMA wins the BCS National Championship for the fouth year in a row.

9. Ain’t Worried About Nothin’ by French Montana

After winning his second straight NBA TITLE, the Miami Heat’s Lebron James REALLY CAN SAY, WITH HESITATION, “AIN’T WORRIED ABOUT NOTHIN!!!”

10. When the East is in the House DANGER by Blahzay Blahzay

This hip-hop masterpiece should’ve been bumping on the bus and in the locker room after East Carolina defeated North Carolina 55-31 on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies,  is currently the Editor and Chief of  Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles  appear daily along with his controversial  cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at lbiass34@yahoo.com

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