Los Angeles, CA – Hip Hop and fight sports activities have been linked for many years. From fight-themed songs like LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out” and paradoxically, Canibus’ LL, Mike Tyson-featuring-diss, “Second Round Ok.O,” to friendships cast like these between Lil Wayne and Floyd Mayweather Jr. and even Tyson and the late Tupac Shakur.
To define this synergy, UK Hip HopSpeak introduced in UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (who just lately launched his personal struggle anthem “I’ll Beat Yo Azz” that includes Wiz Khalifa) to interrupt down his favourite struggle songs.
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Woodley, who defended his title again in September towards Darren Till, has a broad palate in terms of sonically amping up his exercises however there was one rapper specifically whose phrases linked with the pugilist in a particular approach.
“I work out to all form of music but when I have to get ramped up, Joyner Lucas and Eminem’s ‘Lucky You,’ Tyron informed UK Hip HopSpeak. “When I used to be on the point of struggle my final struggle, I fought Darren Till, defended my belt towards him in September and I simply bear in mind feeling offended from all people wanting me to lose and them saying] ‘it is a younger child’ they usually have been making an attempt to color me out to be this outdated washed up lion and all people had already began paving his approach and there was this one bar in there that was like ‘I want some room. Give me some room. I want the juice,’ and I used to be like ‘you recognize what I’ma go on the market and earn my respect,’ in order that’s what I minimize weight to for this struggle camp,” he added.
The Missouri native drops completely different playlists for every struggle and the inspiration comes from everywhere in the musical spectrum.
“Every struggle camp I acquired a complete playlist so should you seize my cellphone you’ll see ‘Champ Camp’ that’s what I name it, so ‘Champ Camp seasons 1, 2, three, four and it’ll be loopy simply the completely different vibes I’m in in the meanwhile. It may be one thing loopy, may be gospel rap, it may be one thing motivational like Melanie Fiona, however this final camp it was kinda private so any music that guys was speaking about loads I used to be bumpin’ it,” famous Woodley, who additionally recalled one of many authentic songs that helped put him in his zone. “When I used to be in highschool I used to return out to those wrestling matches, and I by no means talked to individuals. I had my headphones on and it was DMX’s “Look Thru My Eyes.”
Woodley, who additionally does appearing and stunts might be showing within the upcoming movie Cutthroat City, which additionally stars RZA, Wesley Snipes and Shameik Moore however again in 2015 many individuals don’t know that he additionally had a small position taking part in one of many members of Da Lench Mob in Straight Outta Compton. As he tells it the timing of the movie had additional particular that means to him.
“I grew up in Ferguson. At that point that we was filming the riot scenes within the Straight Outta Compton film, the riots have been occurring in Ferguson on the identical time,” Woodley remembered.
“So I’m on set filming it, however in my metropolis really I lived on that avenue. That’s the road I grew up on and the riots have been occurring in actual time so I used to be simply kinda blessed to be part of historical past and likewise take a look at it from a special lens.”
Catch out the trailer for Woodley’s upcoming film down beneath and for extra info, observe him on Instagram @twooodley.