It’s no secret that hip-hop is the soundtrack to the NBA. But if you have a specific question about the genre – any question – apparently Blake Griffin is the guy to run to.
With Fetty Wap’s song “Trap Queen” continuing to climb the charts, ClevverTV hit the streets of Los Angeles to figure out the true meaning behind the rapper’s drug-laden lyrics. And who can blame them? From the song’s title to lines like “Married to the money, introduced her to my stove” and “It’s big Zoo Wap from the bando, without dinero I can’t go” there’s plenty that makes very little sense to folks who don’t have a Netflix account.
But that’s where Griffin – NBA superstar and amateur music connoisseur – comes in.
The Los Angeles Clippers’ forward was interviewed alongside a number of random people in an attempt to make sense of Wap’s hit. While everyone else was clueless when it came to interpreting the song’s lyrics, Griffin deciphered them with ease; it’s almost like he’s single-handedly running Rap Genius when he’s not in the gym, reading mean tweets, doing stand-up comedy or appearing in commercials.
It’s difficult to say which part of this is more impressive: The fact that Griffin did it all without getting himself into any trouble with the NBA (Adam Silver doesn’t get down with the drug lingo), or that he managed to do it without strangling either of the ultra-annoying hosts with their microphone cords.
As an added bonus, we also learn that Griffin has a man-crush on Ed Sheeran. He truly is one of us.