Monday , Apr , 20 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Joe ‘Beast’ Smith Records Rap Track for Cavaliers


As the Cavaliers warmed up for their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, a steady rhythm thumped over the sound system and a familiar voice echoed throughout The Q.

“One team, one goal, one dream,” it sang out.

Cleveland players arched shots toward the rim, seemingly oblivious.

“One thing, one quest, one ring,” it rapped in a deep baritone.

“Once again it’s on, back on the quest for a title. In order for us to get it we must compete without rivals. … See the president, ’Bron James the King; and Anderson Varejao, they call him the Wild Thing. …”

About 90 minutes of writing Wednesday, a few hours in a studio Thursday, and the Cavaliers had a new Playoff Anthem in time for Game 1 – courtesy of Joe Beast.

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