Most of us were put on the Gary Clark Jr. track after Nas was featured on his remix of Bright Lights. The talented guitarist was once hand-picked by Eric Clapton to perform at the Crossroads Music Festival in 2010. Who are we to refuse a co-sign? Out of appreciation for being on a list with his name on it, he sent his brethren KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic remix of Don’t Owe You A Thang. ZIF approved!
Mr Nasir Jones and Gary Clark Jr have been tapped to provide a portion of the soundtrack for ESPN’s coverage of the 2012 NFL draft this upcoming week (April 26th-28th). I knew Nas was an NFL fan, you can catch him rocking that Giants hat on the regular, however, he must be getting laced with some special pigskins, considering he seemed overly emboldened about the corporate deal , quote: “It’s why we never miss a game, even a play. Props to the NFL and ESPN for keeping us hooked on professional football all year round.” Somebody’s been sipping the Madden juice. As for Gary Clark Jr, I can’t get past the fact that he reminds me of Cody Chestnutt, who by the way is making moves again. But all in all, it’s a typical selection for a conservative corporation, you choose a stalwart with a massive fan base (Nas) and one artist with an obvious trajectory to soon-to-be stardom (Gary Clark Jr), that’s called covering your bases, well done Mothership.
The following tracks (along with an upcoming Nas track called “Train) will be featured during highlight packages on draft days: