What do you get when you cross Infinite Skillz with Leon McQuay III? Awesomeness is what.
We've known about this for months, but mum was the word.
However, Wednesday night, cat was let out of bag. Or maybe that should be two of the coolest cats I know got let out of the bag.
Infinite Skillz, who has been doing our Friday Night Rewind theme song since the show's inception back in 2006 as well as a host of other terrific stuff, and Armwood All-American safety Leon McQuay teamed up for a song that Under Armour and ESPN are using to promote the upcoming UA All-Star game at Tropicana Field Jan. 4.
That's the unmistakable vocal stylings of Skills in this video clip from ESPN last night, over a beat laid down by McQuay III. And props to ESPN's Corey Long for putting the two together.
I suggest you click on the play button below to hear the whole song (and give Headband Game a listen too; both guys rock the look):
Infinite Skillz, by the way, was voted Creative Loafing's Best Of The Bay choice (picked by readers) for Best Local Hip Hop Act this year, and will play a 8 p.m. show at The Orpheum the night of the UA game, so get over there after watching the football game, which kicks off at 5.)
Here's the ESPN schedule where you can hear the song, too, as well as get hyped for the local all-star game:
ESPNU - Jan-01-2013 3:30pm ESPN RECRUITING NATION: UNDER ARMOUR PRACTICE DAY 1
ESPNU - Jan-02-2013 3:00pm ESPN RECRUITING NATION: UNDER ARMOUR PRACTICE DAY 2
ESPNU - Jan-03-2013 1:00pm UNDER ARMOUR ALL AMERICAN SKILLS
ESPN - Jan-04-2013 5:00pm UNDER ARMOUR HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICA FOOTBALL GAME
ESPNU - Jan-04-2013 9:30pm UNDER ARMOUR HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICA FOOTBALL GAME