Getintothis reveals the new hip-hop track soundtracking Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with Everton.
Jamie Broad has been a name on our radar for some weeks now, but it was the release last week of his nostalgia-tripping Tribe Called Quest-aping Knock A Door Dash which made us sit up and listen.
Now his Robbie Fowler, Bill Shankly, Rhys Jones and the Hillsborough 96-name-checking track released by Liverpool FC ahead of Saturday’s semi-final with Everton which is sure to stamp his name all over Merseyside.
On Saturday, just like on every other occasion the two teams have met, there will be families on Merseyside split in terms of who they’ll be supporting – and that’s very much the case in Broad‘s household.
A big Blue, Jamie’s parents both pledge allegiance to the Red of Liverpool. His great nan even had LFC tattooed on her arm.
With the clock ticking down to kick-off of the most important derby for over 20 years, Broad has teamed up with GIT Award supporters, LFC, to record ‘Scousers on Wembley Way (Knock-A-Door Dash remix) – a track that celebrates both clubs and, in doing so, lists some of the things that unite both sets of fans, including a quest for Justice for the 96.
Broad will be among an amazing cast of Scouse hip hop talent at the Kazimier on Friday April 20 when Elemental Music have their label launch party which will feature several generations of DJs, rappers, B-Boys, graffiti artists and bands.
In the meantime, here’s Broad’s reworked FA Cup track with the new derby-inspired lyrics with the original track featured below.
I remember back when I was growing up before my rap days
I could hear Goodison from my house on match days
It was so Iconic
So of course I’m a Blue, my first kit had Ferguson number 9 on it
Everton my team – I didn’t care for the rest
But then – I’m a Blue but my parents are Reds
We’re split across family lines whatever team we choose to be ours
My great Nan had LFC tattooed on her arms
I remember playin in the street as kids we watched
An some wore everton shirts and some wore liverpool tops
Before spitting them hot bars
I only started rapping cos of the Anfield rap and John Barnes
Now you could never change me
Been growin my hair for years now and tryna make it look like Fellaini’s
I’m a fan first, just another character
I’m the next Jamie after Redknapp and Carragher
I’m talkin my roots
I remember Liverpool turning up for a final dressed in white suits
I’m talkin the Spice Boys, how could I not?
When McManaman ran the flanks and Fowler was god
I was at David Moyes’ first game, it was heaven
Unsworth scored a goal after 27 seconds
And I had a new hero I was aware of that
Cos he’s got red hair but like we don’t care and that
When Liverpool came around I could hardly wait
Back when I used to look forward to derby days
Now I’m almost too nervous to see it
Cos I still remember McAllisters free-kick
I thought I could never watch the rest
Then Pepe Reina threw the ball at Andy Johnson’s head
I almost find derby’s too stressful to watch
Hopin the ball don’t fall to Gerrard on the edge of the box
I spend the game with my eyes covered by my hands
Hopin that Tim Cahill will be punchin the flag
Cos when the Blues and Reds play
If you lose it’s horrible seein your mates the next day
The friendly derby of blue shirts, red shirts and red cards
Whether it’s You’ll never walk alone or Z-Cars
But when it’s one of ours we’ve always been close
Like when Zcars played at Anfield for Rhys Jones
I’m talking Gary Ablett – mersey pride
At Wembley after Hillsborough, both fans chanting Merseyside
Cos it’s right we did
As a city all were askin for is Justice for the 96
So expose the lies and open wide
All the files the government has chose to hide
Cos there were lies about Liver daughters, Liver sons
And that’s why we don’t ever buy The Sun
Cos we lost some of our own but we survive when we crash
The Liver Bird was phoenix to rise from the ash
So remember the hour
When we stuck a Liver Bird on each of the Wembley towers
It’s a Scouse occasion – Merseyside you know this
Both sets of Fans will travel down together on the coaches
The country will notice we’ll bring it back
They’ll see the greatest footballin city England has
The city of Shankly and Kendall or even just
Dalglish and Moyes, Dixie Dean, Ian Rush
Cos in my Liverpool home, hand on heart
We’re only really separated by Stanley Park
So it reminds me
Whether its YNWA or COYB
And the country will remember the days
When the Scousers took over the capital and Wembley Way.