Mobb Deep’s 1995 single “Survival of the Fittest” has found a new place on network television. The Queens lyricists’ melody was acquired by “NBA Countdown” to serve as their theme song for the remainder of the Western Conference Finals.
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The pair are slated to remix The Infamous track, which will probably premiere at the top of next week. In an interview with MTV, the duo spoke on this recent news. “It is absolutely incredible that, on the 20th Anniversary of the recording of ’Survival Of The Fittest,’ the meaning of the song is as relevant as ever,” Progidy said.
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Havoc also expressed his opinion over the opportunity stating, “We would like to thank ESPN for choosing our record and for making it the anthem of one of the most important U.S. sports events of the year. We were absolutely excited to deliver a remix version of this classic and a visual to accompany the opening of ’NBA Countdown.’”
Affectionately known for their extensive knowledge of 90’s hip hop melodies, “NBA Countdown” will be a perfect spot for Mobb Deep’s classic song to live.
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