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 paradoxically, Canibus’ LL, Mike Tyson-featuring-diss, “Second Round K.O,” to friendships cast like these between Lil Wayne and Floyd Mayweather Jr. and even Tyson and the late Tupac Shakur.
To define this synergy, TR1LL introduced in UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (who lately launched his personal struggle anthem “I’ll Beat Yo Azz” that includes Wiz Khalifa) to interrupt down his favourite struggle songs.
Woodley, who defended his title again in September towards Darren Till, has a broad palate in the case of sonically amping up his exercises however there was one rapper specifically whose phrases linked with the pugilist in a particular means.
“I work out to all kind of music but if I need to get ramped up, Joyner Lucas and Eminem’s ‘Lucky You,’ Tyron told TR1LL. “When I was getting ready to fight my last fight, I fought Darren Till, defended my belt against him in September and I just remember feeling offended from everybody wanting me to lose and [them saying] ‘this is a young kid’ and they were trying to paint me out to be this old washed up lion and everybody had already started paving his way and there was this one bar in there that was like ‘I need some room. Give me some room. I need the juice,’ and I was like ‘you know what I’ma go out there and earn my respect,’ so that’s what I cut weight to for this fight camp,” he added.
The Missouri native drops completely different playlists for every struggle and the inspiration comes from all around the musical spectrum.
“Every fight camp I got a whole playlist so if you grab my phone you’ll see ‘Champ Camp’ that’s what I call it, so ‘Champ Camp seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and it’ll be crazy just the different vibes I’m in at the moment. It might be something crazy, might be gospel rap, it might be something motivational like Melanie Fiona, but this last camp it was kinda personal so any music that guys was talking about a lot I was bumpin’ it,” famous Woodley, who additionally recalled one of many authentic songs that helped put him in his zone. “When I was in high school I used to come out to these wrestling matches, and I never talked to people. I had my headphones on and it was DMX’s “Look Thru My Eyes.”
Woodley, who additionally does appearing and stunts shall 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 enjoying one of many members of Da Lench Mob in Straight Outta Compton. As he tells it the timing of the movie had additional particular that 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 similar time,” Woodley remembered.
“So I’m on set filming it, but in my city actually I lived on that street. That’s the street I grew up on and the riots were going on in real time so I was just kinda blessed to be a part of history and also look at it from a different lens.”
Catch out the trailer for Woodley’s upcoming film down under and for extra info, observe him on Instagram @twooodley.