The NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament is here, and as usual the Jayhawks are in it as a No. 1 seed. That’s worth an original rap to help get KU fans pumped up, a trio of local underground artists decided. Technically, the guys at Neostar Music decided to remake a track from a September 2016 album into a profanity-free version they hope fans will rally around. The song’s titled, “Bill Selfish.”
That’s more of a play on the name than a literal description for head coach Bill Self and his team, said Antwone McAfee (stage name, Ducoh), 34, a Lawrence native who currently lives in Olathe. McAfee created “Bill Selfish” along with Antonio Manley (aka Neostar) and Sheldon Flowers (aka Rio Bravo), both of Lawrence.
“We’re not calling him selfish,” McAfee said. But they kind of are. “We got some selfishness to us cause, you know, we good.”
McAfee said most of his music “has a good feel to it...more of an old school type of vibe.” Combine that with his love for basketball — specifically, KU basketball — and you get “Bill Selfish.” McAfee said he’s been emailing it to people and was thinking about making CDs to hand out for free around town.
“The intent was for the community to be able to listen to you know and just have a good time and enjoy basketball,” he said. “I think a lot of people could relate to it.”
Posted by Sara Shepherd
March 17, 2017 at 12:34 p.m.