Hop in this LA Laker's car, and you'll hear less Lil Wayne and more Louis Armstrong...
During the epic Ron Artest post NBA Finals celebration, you heard plenty about the new single called "Champion" that was about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting nation. You also might not have suspected the biggest musical influences that spark such creative genius. As told by Artest to the Dan Patrick radio show:
"I'm a 1920's guy. My favorite music is 1920's then I go '30's and '40's. So I don't really know exactly how every rapper sounds today because I don't even have them really in my car."
Patrick is usually good at following up on questions like these but sadly dropped the ball here so we have no idea if Artest is more into George Gershwin or counts himself a Bessie Smith kind of guy.
Listening to music from that era gives me a great appreciation... for not having grown up in that era.