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QOTD 38: Rap God (Rap God)

Now this is a song you can set your watch too. While skydiving. And winning a wrestling match. While lifting weights. And getting into the empire business.

What are your personal "Pump Up" songs? Songs you play full blast in your car, through your headphones, or via your stereo system. Songs that make you wanna take on the world while giving em' the middle finger twice. 

I have a few. Kid Rock's "Cowboy" is a classic for me, along with "American Bad Ass", "Wasting Time", and a bunch more I'm probably forgetting at the moment.

B.OB's "Airplanes Part II", "I'll be in the Sky", and "Don't let me Fall" are up there. The entirety of Eminem's "Recovery" album serves this purpose too, with highlights "No Love", "You're Never Over", and "Almost Famous" being the kinds of tunes you win a fight too. "Rap God" is up there now, too. I can't recommend "Moment of Truth" by Gang Starr, enough, either.

Country wise I got "It Works for Me" via Toby Keith, "Rollin" by Big & Rich (especially the rap breakdown), and "Dirt Road Anthem" by Jason Aldeen get a bunch of rotation when I wanna get my adrenaline pumping.

I'm leaving out a bunch, including "Kasimir" by Led Zeppelin because I love the song, but can't understand a word their saying in the song.


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  1. "Lose Yourself" - Eminem

  2. I actually think "Rabbit Run" is the more epic track, but Lose Yourself is really good too. I think I burnt myself out on it in 10th grade.

  3. Rabbit Run yeah, but Cinderella Man too if we're talking Eminem. And 'Drop The World' too although it's technically Lil' Wayne.
    Outside of that, 'Hells Bells' by AC/DC, 'All I Do Is Win' by DJ Khaled, 'All The Above' by Maino, loads more to be fair but I'd be here forever.

  4. "Ace Of Spades" Motorhead

  5. We already had a QOTD 36.

  6. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    "Chainsaw Charlie" - WASP

    "Unsuccessfully Coping With the Natural Beauty of Infidelity" (alternate title: "I Know You're Fucking Someone Else") - Type O Negative

  7. HIT EM UP - 2pac

    If youve never heard the Eminem remake of Hit em Up, Quitter, I HIGHLY suggest tracking it down.

    Anything from Doggystyle: Aint No Fun, Pump Pump, Gz and Hustlaz, etc.

  8. The Jam - Billy Hunt. Love the line 'I could show Steve Austin a thing or two'. Yeah it's about the Six Million Dollar Man rather than the Bionic Redneck, but I roll with it.

  9. Bliss 'n Eso

  10. "The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston is one of the best, most powerful songs ever
    written about self-preservation and dignity. It's universal message crosses
    all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to
    better ourselves. Since, it's impossible in this world we
    live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with
    ourselves. It's an important message; crucial really. And it's
    beautifully stated on the album.

  11. "Fight Music" by D12 has become my new favorite.

  12. How's that reservation at Dorsia coming along?

  13. The Ill Bill Vinnie Paz Heavy Metal Kings album is ridiculous. That's been the soundtrack this week. Underground rap kills Kanye and these other cotton candy rappers.

  14. Big fan as well

  15. No one goes there anymore.

  16. I checked out that Hit Em Up remake, good stuff. Everlast made a hell of a comeback with La Coka Nostra though.

  17. Agreed. I havent heard all their stuff, but Ive liked most of what I have heard. Thought Everlast was DOA at a point.

  18. I'd like to lose Blog Otters, but I dunno about helping folks.

  19. I also love Rabbit Run. Excellent choice.

  20. "I Want it That Way" - Backstreet Boys... because they are better than the Sex Pistols

  21. You were in 10th grade when that came out? :: Feels Old ::

  22. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    "Peaches" by The Presidents of the United States of America

    "Battle Flag" by Lo-Fidelity All Stars

    "I Touch Myself" by The Divinyls

    "Asshole" by Denis Leary

    "On Point" by House of Pain

  23. I've had tons at different stages of life.
    Cowboy and American Badass, sure, I had a Kid Rock phase and those were his good albums before he got old.
    A few Zep tunes. Immigrant Song for sure. Just the over the top imagery of it all - hammer of the gods driving our ships to new lands to wage war. Facing almost certain death and not giving shit number 1.
    A couple by the Who - Baba, and Who are You.
    A few by the Clash.
    Three Minute Song by Grady.
    Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads.
    HHH theme The Game.
    Night Train by GNR.
    Barrett's Privateers by Stan Rogers.
    A number of Johnny Cash tunes.

  24. LOL You know I came back to this thread predicting someone would say that, word for word, in response to this.

    Also... its unlikely, but thanks for the advice.

  25. These are all perfectly fine answers, assuming that I've been transported to a parallel universe where AC/DC never existed.

  26. I forgot about Hit em Up that's epic.
    I don't even know why I'm on this track
    Y'all ain't even on my level
    I'm gonna let my little homies ride you

  27. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 5:54 PM


  28. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Listening to AC/DC is fine, but as long as Motorhead exists it's akin to driving a Corolla when there's a '68 Mustang in the garage.

  29. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Wha happen?

  30. I liked AC/DC until everyone else started liking AC/DC. And Motorhead rules.

  31. I like how you can hear him getting himself more pumped up and pissed off with every lyric he spits

  32. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    overkill, 'fuck you'

    suicidal tendencies, ''you cant bring me down'

    queensryche 'i don't believe in love'

    black sabbath, 'symptom of the universe' ...there is none heavier

    metallica, 'creeping death' (live, for the "motherfucker die!' chant)

    trivium, 'pull harder on the strings of your martyr'

    exodus, 'the last act of defiance'

    manowar, 'hail and kill'

  33. I came up in the south listening to crunk music. Lil Jon, 3-6, Pastor Troy etc. The go-to for getting hype is a song called ''We the Crunkest" by a guy named Kingpin Skinny Pimp. If you into rap like that you'll get pumped up.

  34. The Wings of the Morning remix with Method Man is pretty great, even though I hardly understand any of the Capleton parts.

  35. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Symptom of the Universe is extremely ahead of its time. Immediately after it came out Sabbath started to fall apart, and Judas Priest went "ah, this is what me must play". Actually, the whole album is a masterpiece.

    I personally prefer something like "Feel The Fire" by Overkill, though. "There's nothing I despise more... than a BITCH!!!"

  36. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    yeah, the way blitz seethes "THAN A BITCH!!" is awesome

  37. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Overexposure is my biggest problem with them. Back In Black is in the same place with Thriller for me, because I'd be happy never hearing those songs for the rest of my life; great songs, but enough already.

    Bill DeBarr mentioned Ace Of Spades which is great, but they have so much depth. When you consider how great the three songs they did for WWE are (two HHH songs and Evolution's) and then realise that they're easily the worst songs they wrote, it's mind boggling.

  38. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Or how about Horrorscope? There's two great parts in that one: the break where it gets even slower, and Blitz' "rings like a NAIL... through the HEAD!"

    Most underrated metal band ever. They should be on top of the pantheon of thrash.

  39. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    '"Chainsaw Charlie" - WASP'

    I always think of it as "murders in the new morgue'

    the combination of the chainsaw in unison with the music really adds to the already great frenetic desperate feel the song has

    i think in general blackie is terribly guilty of being repetitive, but the whole crimson idol album is a masterpiece

  40. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    i've seen 'em like 6 times, and am planning on a 7th in a few weeks (double headliner with kreator to boot... gonna be an exhausting show)

  41. I don't know, I feel like people have odd ways of getting fired up with music. There's nothing about Kid Rock that gets me going. There has never been a rap song that gets me too hyped. I'm not saying it's a problem. I'm just saying it doesn't work for me.

    Bands that get me fired up are Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer. I mean, if you're going to get wound up, do it the angry way.

  42. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    also, whenever peeps expland beyond the big 4, overkill is always one of the ones that (deservedly) gets mentioned as being in the expanded list (along with testament and exodus)

  43. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    'Lil Jon,'


  44. I'm glad that it's not a problem.

  45. Overkill's last 2 or 3 records have been superb.

  46. - My favorite Motorhead tune.

  47. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    'dancing on your grave' is another great empowerment song, as is 'i'm so bad (baby i dont care)'

  48. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    nice one. i love the guitar in between lines in the verses

  49. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    yeah, the electric age is great

    and 'skull and bones' is the only time i'll like the dude from lamb of god

  50. "Baba O Riley" by the Who, although that's kind of an obvious choice I suppose.
    "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J. Never not awesome.
    "Uprising" by Muse, which would undoubtedly be my entrance music were I to be an MMA fighter.
    "Here To Stay" by Korn, one of the angriest white guy songs ever.
    "American Badass" or "Forever" by Kid Rock, from when he didn't turn into a huge country music loving pussy.
    The entirety of Back in Black, take your pick.
    "Click Click Boom" by Saliva, because fuck you, I love Saliva.
    "Fuel" by Metallica, although that one was practically written to be licensed out to car companies anyway.

  51. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    ive found that for wildly popular bands, i only can truly appreciate them when it finally strikes me to listen to them on my own terms, not cause everyone else is

    thats why i challenge anyone to defend the claim that ac/dc is a 'basic 3 chord rock band.' esp during the bon days, there is a LOT of depth here

    zeppelin, floyd, and ac/dc: i discovered them cause i wanted to, not cause 'oh, everyone is doing it.'

  52. Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  53. Big yes to Baba o reiley, that should get like a million up votes.

  54. Speaking of 2Pac, I recently learned he did ballet as a teenager. He was also not embarresed by it later in life which I think is more badass than most "gangster" rappers.

  55. Sorry, just wanted to make sure I didn't come across as too much of a dick.

  56. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    'Dillinger Escape Plan'

    ugh, sorry... mathcore fucking sucks.

    when i saw dethklok and machine head, i had to suffer through between the buried and me

    and i say that as a guy who loves bands like dream theater

  57. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    hi phil!

  58. Love the Frankenstein cover, great thrash band.

  59. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    the moral of that story?

    ballet gets you got

  60. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    I'd hold up Ironbound to any metal album from the '80s. Unreal.

  61. Nice to see a fellow country fan around here. Although to be honest most of today's or recent country I feel sucks. I don't like Toby Keith at all. On that note, while the song doesn't pump me up, I really enjoy "Picture" by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow. It's a nice companion piece with "Golden Ring" by George Jones and Tammy Wynette.

  62. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Yep, that's a great one.

    BTW heard the new album yet?

  63. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    the percussive parts in the intro to 'the green and black' is awesome live

  64. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    cool cover for the new album

  65. I like "I never Picked Cotton" too. Original, or Cash versions.

  66. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    I'm So Bad is way up there for them. Love it.

  67. I need to check that out.

  68. Big Dick McGillicuttyOctober 18, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    I just "acquired" it.

    Only heard the first two songs, but as usual I'm sure they'll do no wrong.

  69. Yea was the freaking man. I knew he had taken some kind of dance, didnt know it was ballet though.

  70. I feel this way about Drake.

  71. I listen to Mark Henry's theme when I work out.
    I also listen to Ron Simmon's WCW theme. Don't laugh until you tried it.

  72. Ive done that with Billy Gunns and Hogans. Nice change of pace

  73. Pantera's "5 Minutes Alone" is it for me.

  74. Charismatic e-Negro Jef VinsonOctober 18, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Songs I just put together when I'm working out:

    "Get Down" by Beanie Sigel
    "Ante Up" by MOP
    "Git Some" by eMc and Sean Price
    "Hellrazor" and "No More Pain" by Tupac
    "Mac and Brad" by Beanie SIgel and Scarface
    "It Don't Bother Me" by 50 Cent, Ma$e, Spider Loc and Young Buck
    "Hit 'em Up" by Lil' Wayne
    "Rumble Young Man Rumble" by Juelz Santana
    "Stole Something" "Creep" and "Stole Something" by Mobb Deep

  75. Ever heard of X-Pac heat?

  76. I actually did. The reason I called it a GRE word is b/c I know it from GRE studying. I try not to feed the dougie troll though.

  77. Yes, I stopped banging Lita to post that.

    And this.

    Back to lita's pussy!

  78. You have Damn good taste

  79. Funny I actually do the exact opposite with my workout and put soft shit on like Tegan and Sara

  80. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    and as we all know, thats an open invitation!


    and loose labia

    b/c of the morals

  81. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    needs more "the touch" and "dare"

  82. Charismatic e-Negro Jef VinsonOctober 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Thanks. There are some others but that was last week's/this weeks mix.

  83. Charismatic e-Negro Jef VinsonOctober 18, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Did the other wrestle..uh, "Superstars" hold your place in line, and if not did you have to take a number?

  84. Krispy Kreme McDonaldOctober 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Absolutely and when i was younger, I bought all into it.

    Now that Im older, X-Pac heat, means nothing to me.

    Heat is Heat.

    I will cite you some examples.

    You're at a non-televised house show. X-Pac comes on and starts DOGGING it, you're booing you're ass off. Doesn't matter, you have already paid and at the very least he is getting a response from you.

    You're at a televised taping. X-Pac comes on and starts DOGGING it, and you start a chant "FIRE X-Pac!" If he is a heel, you're a mark cuz heels are bad guys, you shouldnt be cheering them. If he is a face, doesnt matter, YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID. They have your money.

    You are watching a PPV... yes you paid for it... I don't think I have to go on.

    If you are watching on free TV, or went to a bar. YOU DON'T MATTER.

  85. Ever heard of Bigfoot?

  86. Krispy Kreme McDonaldOctober 18, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Dougie doesn't respond to my posts and basically ignores me now... I have out-trolled him.


  87. Then you should try and post more intelligently.

  88. I lost an iPhone down there once.

  89. The Death Set - "They Come to Get Us (The Vivid Designer Remix)"

    Metallica - "The Day That Never Comes"
    Starts out slow, but everything after the 4:00 mark is pure Metallica, head-banging energy.

    Filter & The Crystal Method - "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do"

    Those are just three off the top of my head. Most of the stuff I listen to is slow and dramatic, not fast and intense.

  90. Something to which we all aspire.

  91. I see both sides of this argument and think they both have valid points. Maybe I am being a mark to the abeyance thing; I guess it depends on perspective.

  92. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    'Metallica - "The Day That Never Comes"
    Starts out slow, but everything after the 4:00 mark is pure Metallica, head-banging energy.'

    1st time i ever heard it, when it got to the speedy part, the chord changes immediately made me think of kill 'em all

  93. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    i was #68

    i always lose :(

  94. LOL. Vince, Russo, Jim Cornette and Paul Heyman shooting on a 1996 TV show.

  95. "Eye of the Tiger" for me. That has been my favorite song for 30 yrs, I didn't star using as a workout song until about 20 yrs ago though.

    Also pretty much anything by Anthrax especially "In My World".

  96. But a lot of what made that style work were the wrestlers just bringing the goods. They were able to do a great job at conveying emotion to the crowd and working a match that really did look like just the wildest stuff. Outside of Lesnar and MAYBE a couple of others, I'm not sure the current roster has the type of makeup to work that kind of match.

  97. Compared to some other places online, it's not so bad. Yahoo commenting makes me want to go out and purchase firearms (to use on myself, mind you).

  98. Great things about that clip-
    1- SCSA just murdering it as he was really starting to hit his stride with the character.
    2- E Mails from AOL
    3- Sunny.... she was so hot from 95-97 it was mesmerizing.


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