Blue Scholars Release “The Sound” MV (Seattle’s Sound Transit Anthem)

The Blue Scholars have never been shy about sharing their love for their city of Seattle and it’s surrounding areas. So it seems like a natural move for them to have collaborated with Sound Transit for a little Hip-Hop marketing anthem to encourage the use of the public transit system and to do it safely. Infomercial rap has come a long away, huh? Download the song from their soundcloud page.

We had the opportunity to collaborate with Sound Transit for this song and video, “The Sound,” reminding you to ride safely and often on the Sounder train from Seattle to Tacoma.

I woke up in Tacoma
missed my ride back to seattle, drama
but oh, there’s a train station close
for five and some change get a ride back home.
Standing on the platform, The Physics in my headphones
nah take em off — so I can Hear the train comin
train coming, “stop” — now im going home
green scenery puttin me in a zone
Rainier: that mountain is the best bro
Whatup Museum of Glass? Whatup Tacoma Dome?
getting my nap on, seats so comfortable
I like the bus too, but this here is wonderful.
Free wireless, even got a restroom,
wave hi to a lady as I pass through
she’s like, “hey you’re the guy from that rap group?”
I’m like “that’s right” … she’s like “that’s cool”

…. zooming through the sound
zooming through the sound zooming zooming through the sound
zooming through the sound zooming zooming through the sound
these trains move fast – so don’t play around

Then we crossed the King-Pierce line,
zooming through the sound & didn’t even have to drive!
Got a text from the homie who was like
“check out this picture of me on my bike.”
He’s on his bike near the train track line
acting like he didn’t read the warning signs.
I’m like nah brah, that’s not tight
you playin near the tracks, you playin w/ your life.
Cuz if you see the lights all flashing bright red
don’t be dummy and use your head.
Look both ways when you’re crossing the tracks.
He replies, “man that’s the longest text you ever sent.”
Pick up more passengers at auburn and kent
almost home, i stretch my arms and i’m set.
Arrived in seattle hit up chinatown for food
and ran into Sabzi eating hella good, after….

…. zooming through the sound
zooming through the sound zooming zooming through the sound
zooming through the sound zooming zooming through the sound
these trains move fast – so don’t play around

CREDITS:

Lyrics and Music by: The Blue Scholars
Director: David Fine & Beau Lewis
Producer: Hollis Wong-Wear & Beau Lewis
Camera: Bill Bowles & Kimi Milo
Post-Production: Sprinkle Labs
Created by: Seedwell


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