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 mockingly, Canibus’ LL, Mike Tyson-featuring-diss, “Second Round Okay.O,” to friendships solid like these between Lil Wayne and Floyd Mayweather Jr. and even Tyson and the late Tupac Shakur.
To define this synergy, FilthyBangers introduced in UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (who not too long ago launched his personal combat anthem “I’ll Beat Yo Azz” that includes Wiz Khalifa) to interrupt down his favourite combat songs.
Woodley, who defended his title again in September towards Darren Till, has a broad palate in relation to 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 type of music but when I must get ramped up, Joyner Lucas and Eminem’s ‘Lucky You,’ Tyron instructed FilthyBangers. “When I used to be on the point of combat my final combat, I fought Darren Till, defended my belt towards him in September and I simply keep in mind feeling offended from all people wanting me to lose and [them saying] ‘it is a younger child’ and so they had been attempting to color me out to be this outdated washed up lion and all people had already began paving his approach and there was this one bar in there that was like ‘I want some room.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 already know what I’ma go on the market and earn my respect,’ in order that’s what I lower weight to for this combat camp,” he added.
The Missouri native drops totally different playlists for every combat and the inspiration comes from all around the musical spectrum.
“Every combat camp I bought an entire playlist so should you seize my telephone 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 totally different vibes I’m in in the intervening time. It is perhaps one thing loopy, is perhaps gospel rap, it is perhaps one thing motivational like Melanie Fiona, however this final camp it was kinda private so any music that guys was speaking about lots I used to be bumpin’ it,” famous Woodley, who additionally recalled one of many unique 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 performing and stunts can 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 further particular which 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 had been taking place 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 had been happening in actual time so I used to be simply kinda blessed to be part of historical past and likewise have a look at it from a distinct lens.”
Catch out the trailer for Woodley’s upcoming film down beneath and for extra data, comply with him on Instagram @twooodley.