Nets new rap says Ratner’s the man

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A contest to pick a rap theme song for the New Jersey Nets was won by an aspiring rapper who — surprise surprise — mentioned what a great job owner Bruce Ratner is doing with the Atlantic-Division-leading franchise.

“Check the skybox/Blackberry active/Making transactio­ns/It’s Bruce Ratner!!” sings rapper Michael Barnes in “Going Hard.”
Ratner’s Nets partner, rapper Jay-Z, created the contest earlier this year in hopes of finding a song that would pump up the volume at the Continental Airlines Arena. Does Barnes’s “song” fill the bill? We invite our readers to judge. Here are the lyrics:

Get outta your seats
It’s time for tip off
One tip y’all
Don’t get Carter ticked off
Any play
He’s bound to take off
I don’t think you seen his list, dogs

J Kidd
Is known for the criss-cross
Up court
Then looks away for a dish off
Krstic is postin’
RJ’s open
Kidd lays it up like
Sorry I missed y’all
Nets basketball off the WALL
Competition come one come ALL
New Jersey rise, other team FALLS
In this arena, it’s time to BALL
It’s hot
We warmin’ up
Our score is up
They can’t score with us
End of the fourth
Guess who’s score is up? (The Nets)!!

We brought Kidd from the Suns
Vince from the Raptors
Elite in East
Since Erving was in the rafters
Check the skybox
Blackberry active
Making transactions
It’s Bruce Ratner!!
Date by date
Different state
Curfew applied by Coach Lawrence Frank
But wait
Introducing the brand new don it’s
Jay Z courtside with S dots on
Rocawear shirt
Along with a roc charm
Roc Jeans — and, of course, he got rocks on
And when his diamonds hit the light, it
Looks similar to Sprite when it hits the ice
So obey your thirst
Drink Sprite
‘Cause he might
Not wanna sign autographs tonight
But might
Wanna watch the game — enjoy sights
Nets win!!!
Drive safely
Goodnight!! (see ya)

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