Fresh from the Young Money Cash Money Billionaires database of platinum hits is the new anthem and banger, “Champions” by Kevin Rudolf, featuring label-mates Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Birdman, and Lil Wayne.
The single, was used as the main promotional song of WWE’s pay-per-view event, “Night of Champions,” and it brings together the perfect culmination of solid pop-rock with premium hip-hop guest verses.
Sure to be a big seller on iTunes, and on the charts, “Champions” is as catchy as the victory it claims with the chorus repeating “And We’re right here, and we’re still number one.”
Durst drops the verse first with his signature gritty flow that is geared specifically for rock riffs. Although he’s the newest member of the YMCMB, he sets the tone and comes out very strong. No rust on his rhymes.
Rudolf lays the verse next with his smooth grooving singing and offers a rallying cry of encouragement for the listener, “You know you gotta be strong to survive when everyone is trying to break you. So let them hate just go your own way, don’t ever let them try to change you.”
Next up is the always flashy and “boss,” Birdman. He boasts about his life of fortune and fame all while coming up through the struggle with his son, Wayne.
“Number one in this mother******” seems like an appropriate start for the man who seems to have the musical Midas touch and turns everything to gold. He like his father, talks about the past into the future. “Went from a con-artist to an icon,” and yes, perhaps he’s right.
Overall, the track is very well suited for heavy play on WWE’s promotions as it embodies the feelings of victory which is exactly what “Night of Champions” was about on September 16th.