Monday, February 28, 2011
I first saw this video back in the fall of 2004. It's "Hustle," by Murs. The first time I saw the video, I thought it was pretty cool. It's a good track, with nice beats and an interesting lyrics. The video is funny, as Murs is teaching a "How to Be a Hustler" class. He's rapping about how he used to hustle as a kid while the people in the audience are taking notes.
Near the end of the video, he leaves the class and I see a shirt that Murs is wearing and think to myself, "Cool!" and then I see who shows up in the end and raps a verse and I think to myself, "Holy Shit!"
Yes, John Cena shows up in the video and lays down a rhyme. At the time, that was his WWE character and he's very good at it. He even released his own album a few years back. I remember reading at the time that Cena got in trouble with WWE for appearing in the video, as he didn't get permission to do so. This video came out probably 7 months before he won his first WWE Championship and he wasn't quite at the level within WWE as he is now.
If you saw the blog where I posted his response to The Rock and wondered if his rap skills were legit, here's your answer.