It’s not everyday you see Fall Out Boy atop these pages, but their video for “Uma Thurman” today is definitely a great watch for this fun Friday.
That’s because the concept is fun as hell. They gave a fan the chance to be their assistant for 24 hours and, well, they went crazy with it. Crazy meaning paintball, off-roading, walking a zebra, and even bringing over chicks to Patrick Stump (literally though). Amidst the full “day” of events, the assistant is of course backstage at a Fall Out Boy show and runs into Big Sean and Action Bronson. Hah! There’s your hip hop crossover on an otherwise fun video… with a great message at the end (see: below.)
when people ask us what life is on the road or backstage- i always think of how they picture it in their head. that was the intent of the uma video to deliver fly on the wall look into our life backstage and at home only on steroids. not only did we want to show what it was like, we wanted to bring someone into our world so they could experience it too.
fall out boy has always been based on inclusion. if you dont fit in anywhere else you can fit in here.
Ps – we hope you can support the very special message at the end of the video.
Said message at the end of the video is summed up in this tweet. Props to Fall Out Boy for including this in the vein of their fun video — their support for same sex marriage.
Last week the news broke that this Chicago collab was in the works and just in time for their big game versus… the Sixers… the Bulls release the new 2014 remix of a top 10 song of the 90s — “Only The Bulls”.
As you can see and hear, Fall Out Boy & Lupe Fiasco blend their musical styles and hometown fandom seamlessly with Lupe providing not one, but two verses on this official Bulls-sanctioned remix. The first pays homage to the legends and current stars from Bob Love to Derrick Rose and Michael Jordan to Joakim Noah. Throughout, Lupe also pays homage to the Bulls fans and the Chicago culture so if you’re from here or you’re a Bulls fan, it’s hard not to puff your chest out about this. Plus, the new version has all of the nostalgia feels as, lowkey, Patrick Stump kills the hook that doesn’t stray too far from the original. The guitar throughout is more of an update, and on point as well.
Now, I look forward to the reported music video that some of the players were said to be a part of… or at the very least… a video of highlights from this year’s team set to this song, playing at the UC about 10 minutes before tip-off. For now, we’ll always have the Andres Noicioni Bulls mixed in with the Championship years in this original mix.
Who can set the court on fire? ONLY THE BULLS Keep ’em burnin’ with desire? ONLY THE BULLS Who can bring another title here? Who can thrill ’em, chill ’em, make ’em jump up and cheer?
ONLY THE BULLS
I could have shared you those lyrics off the top if I wanted to. That’s because the classic Bulls pump up song “Only The Bulls” was set to highlight videos on local Bulls broadcasts during the Jordan glory years. Every 20-something and older Bulls fan could definitely say the same thing. Watch and listen. If you (somehow) need more motivation to press play, this is soooo 90s.
Andres Nocioni sighting!
Today “Only The Bulls” is relevant for 2 reasons:
1. We’re about to make the Cavs start out 0-2.
2. The exciting news that “Only The Bulls” is getting a 2014 update — a remix by Chicago’s own Lupe Fiasco & Fall Out Boy. The Chicago Tribune has the scoop on the song that will boast two verses from Lu and Fall Out Boy providing the instrumental and chorus.
AND, a music video is in the works with the Bulls roster.
Awesome. Maybe the video’s been done and they’re waiting for the home opener to drop it?? Maybe Derrick Rose finally dances in the video? Jokes, jokes… but do keep in tune with the site today and methinks you’ll be hearing some new Lupe one way or the other…
There is the technical aspect of the song, to get fans to stand up and put their hands up. I got that out of the way early. Then there’s the meaning and nostalgia of the original Bulls theme and then revamping it with new pieces and parts … I was trying to paint this painting in music of what I look at when I see the Bulls.