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Old 08-24-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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Patriots Rap Song by Akrobatik

Now THIS is pretty cool:

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By Peter Schrager
Special to Page 3

During a May 2003 album release party, hip-hop's Akrobatik spotted an unexpected, yet familiar, face in his crowd. As the performance went on, the Boston rapper couldn't help but focus on the middle-aged man standing in the middle of his audience.

The New England Patriots are always on Akrobatik's mind.Finally, he stopped the show.

"I couldn't believe my eyes. Bob Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, was in the building, grooving to my music. I had to give him some love."

As it turned out, Kraft showed up to the nightclub that evening to do just the same. During the lull in the music, the shrewd owner casually strolled to the stage, and presented the Akrobatik with an authentic No. 32 Patriots jersey, with "Akrobatik" stitched on the back.

Kraft had seen Akrobatik wearing a similar jersey on television a few weeks earlier, and felt the rapper needed a special, personalized one of his own. The next day's "Boston Globe" ran a story about the exchange with the headline: "The Newest Member of the Team."

Since that fateful night, Akrobatik has joined fellow Boston natives Mr. Lif and Fakts One to form another team, The Perceptionists.

The rap trio, who's highly anticipated album, "Black Dialogue" dropping January 2005, penned a bonus track for the album while playing "Madden 2004" on their tour bus earlier this year. The tune, appropriately named "The Razor" after New England's Gillette Stadium, is an ode to the boys' favorite professional sports franchise, the Patriots.

As Akrobatik explains, "The song was something we had wanted to do for a while. We had a lot to discuss -- the Tuck Rule, Tom Brady, Bill Parcells -- a lot of things burning inside of us. It took us about ten minutes to write."

"The Razor" recently hit airwaves, and is taking Patriots Nation by storm. WBCN, the Patriots flagship radio network, has begun using the song as the backdrop to their pre- and post-game shows.

Boston's premier commercial-free radio station, WERS, plays the "The Razor" on a regular basis. An "unofficial" video of the song spliced over Patriots highlights is floating around the Internet as well.

As The Perceptionists prepare to release the single on a mix-tape later this week, "The Razor" is only destined to gain more local radio airplay.

With the chant, "Ain't nobody seein' the Pats and that's that!" serving as a chorus, "The Razor" seems like a natural choice for Gillette Stadium's 2004-05 anthem.

Akrobatik and Patriots owner Bob Kraft have nothing but love for each other.In the song, the rappers shout-out some of their favorite players:
"Storm to the finish like Willie McGinnest ..."

call out their opponents:
"All you Raiders fans who thought the tuck rule was shady? Two rings in three years. We no fluke,

and recall last year's glorious AFC Championship game:
"Peyton-so frustratin'-throw another pick to get a standing ovation".

With a pounding, bass beat bumping in the background, "The Razor" is the perfect psyche-up music for the Patriot faithful primed to see their team win a third Super Bowl in four years.

Akrobatik revels in a dream-like sequence about the long-term possibilities of the hit song: "Ideally, I'd like to be in Jacksonville come January, with the Patriots playing in the Super Bowl, and the song blaring during their player introductions."

As for the Super Bowl Halftime Show, he adds, "We'd love to perform it during halftime. Of course, we'd make sure there were absolutely no 'wardrobe malfunctions.' Trust me -- no one wants to see that."

Akrobatik's love for sports runs deeper than a friendship with Bob Kraft. His knowledge is real and his rhymes are tight. In his 2000 single "Sport Center," Akro rhymes the word "concoction" with "John Stockton," and goes as far as referring to seldom used ex-New York Giant fullback, Jarrod Bunch.

When asked about this year's Patriot squad, the rapper begins a 20-minute discussion on Corey Dillon's NFL resume.

Mr. Lif is a real deal sports nut as well. He took the trip to Houston for Super Bowl XXXVIII last year, and is known to be a sports video game aficionado. The question he currently poses on his website's message board has nothing to do with music, but rather, "Which is a better video game, 'Madden 2005' or 'ESPN NFL 2K5'?" Fakts One is a noted Red Sox and Patriots fan, too. The trio's devotion to the Patriots is made clear through the intensity of "The Razor".

No Patriot player has publicly commented on the song yet. However, Akrobatik assures Page 3 that Head Coach Bill Belichick heard "The Razor" and is a "big fan."

Who are we to doubt him? Stranger things have happened (uh, like Bob Kraft showing up at an underground hip-hop show).

Regardless of whether the hard-nosed coach has the song on his iPod or not, one thing is certain -- the Patriots have a new anthem for the new season and it's "razor" sharp.

Here are the lyrics:

Chorus
"Ain't nobody seein' the Pats, and that's that!"
"You getting' sliced with a razor sharp welcome mat!"

Verse One
Now, you can try to get fly, but we got Ty
Law and Poole, fool, welcome to the new school
Legendary question everybody wanna know
How to stop Belichik's flow
Weiss is nice, Crenell is hell, pioli ain't phony
Go and check the depth chart, Homie
Resources cease losses, welcome to the Razor, kid
Step into the fortress, our game plan's flawless!

We stand strong to the finish like Willie McGinest
With the goal line stand to make your ego diminish
(How embarrassin') your helmet's knocked off by Rodney Harrison
New England Patriots -- no other squad is in comparison!
All New England fans, from Worcester to Winooski
Throw up your hands for an ice cold Bruschi
Your team is getting' hyped, and they just wanna rumble on
But , much to your dismay, is the score on the Jumbotron
(Zero) -- ask Wannestadt and Parcells
We're sendin' weak O lines back to the barbells
And bench press -- 'cause none of y'all is comp, son
We're runnin' right past y'all like Bethel Johnson

Ask Ricky Williams how hits go down here
Oops! Look at the ground, he's bound to be found there
Oh, poor Peyton, so frustratin'
Throw another pick and get a standing ovation
Thank you! We'll be taking that one to the bank, too
(Kick the extra point?) No, let's prove a point (and two!!)
Conversion, with precision of a surgeon
You're losin' -- Pats bonecrunch, we're bruisin'

Patriot missles are launched from 12 to 80
In other words, a touchdown to Brown from Brady
And all you Raiders fans who thought the "Tuck Rule" was shady
Two rings in three years, Duke -- we're no fluke!!!!!

Chorus x2
"Ain't nobody seein' the Pats, and that's that!"
"You getting' sliced with a razor sharp welcome mat!"

Verse Two
Yo, it's Akrobatik takin' over after the half
And I'm worthy of the jersey, you can ask Bob Kraft
Perceptionists will bring the game back to the glory days
Double tight with mics, like Graham and Fauria
A Cinderella story made into a dynasty
Control the line of scrimmage without the foul image
Never goin' for the individual schemes
So, at the big game you know we comin' out as a team!

Mike Vrabel got sacks and scored in the Super Bowl
Two exciting wins -- much thanks to Ricky Proehl
Vinatieri buries the field goal
Y'all are cryin', tryin to get past our lineman
Light and Ashworth laugh last and laugh first
Wanna run, son? (Nah, Lif -- let's pass first!)
Givens and Branch -- it's a touchdown avalanche!
Oh, you were gonna win? You never really had a chance!

The backfield's chillin, now we got Corey Dillon
Plus a powerful front line that's ready and willin'
Jacksonville in Florida's awaitin' our arrival
At Super Bowl XXXIX to defend the title!

If the Patriots are down, they're never out, you understand?
They can't lose -- not with Mr. Lif in the stands
"Do It as a Team" is the slogan, Lobardi's we're holdin'
'Nuff Respect to Steve Grogan!

Chorus
"Ain't nobody seein' the Pats, and that's that!"
"You getting' sliced with a razor sharp welcome mat!"

Fakts One scratches -- "Watchin' the Patriots win the Super Bowl"
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For those of you who believe in Karma, this will take some extra karma to overcome.
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For those of you who believe in Karma, this will take some extra karma to overcome.
You might have a point there...but at least the Pats didn't record the song themselves like a certain Superbowl champion of the past. This should allow for some small allowance from the Karma Gods, if I've got my rules down.

Now if Tom Brady would have sang that? It'd be all over but the cryin'.
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I wanna hear the song
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I wanna find this dman song and I cannot find it. Argh!:(
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Here is the song....http://www.akrobatik.com/amfl/razor.wmv
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