Buckeye Basketball… Go Nuts!!

Written November 12th, 2013 by MaliBuckeye

As you’re getting ready for the matchup with the Ohio Bobcats, you’ll need some music to enhance the atmosphere. Lucky for you Ohio State alumni and friend of tBBC Mekka Don has done it again with the official song for the 2013-14 Buckeye Hoops Season.

He’s been working with the team and the OSU Athletic Department and The Nuthouse- this will be at the Schott and all over your Ohio State Hoops season.

You can get the song for yourself at his site or on iTunes (if that’s your thing) as well as picking up the “Juice” single. You can also still get your shirt at the official Ohio State online store- For the record, the Buckeye football team is undefeated when I sport my Juice threads.

He’s also dropping an album later this fall that we’ll be filling you in on as well.

Go Nuts, Buckeye Nation!

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Mekka Don Brings “Juice” to Buckeye Nation

Written August 6th, 2013 by MaliBuckeye

Ohio State alumni and friend of tBBC Mekka Don has released the official song for the 2013 football season.

He’s been working with the team and the OSU Athletic Department on this, so you’re sure to hear it at tailgates, at the game, and during the afterparties. Oh, and he’s going to be featured at Eleven Warriors’ great Eat Too Brutus event.

You can get the song for yourself at his site- Personally, I’m still using last year’s release as a part of my workout mix, so I’m really excited about what’s coming up.

He’s also dropping an album later this fall that we’ll be filling you in on as well.

From the press release:

Mekka Don will be releasing his new single  ”Juice” for Buckeye Nation on Tuesday August 6th that will be played at every home football game at The Shoe this upcoming season.  The song plays on the Urban Meyer mantra of who’s got the  “juice”, and features a catchy beat, hypnotic hook and plenty of fiery lyrics to get Buckeye Nation juiced up for games this year.

Mekka Don’s last Buckeye release “Let’s Go O-H-I-O” was played in The Shoe before every home game, licensed for commercial use by multiple outlets, and was performed at The Ohio State v. Indiana Men’s Basketball Game.  Additionally the song was used to create a “Let’s Go O-H-I-O” fan video with OSU which served as a rallying cry for the Men’s Basketball team during March Madness, and sparked the creation of a successful t-shirt by Columbus based company Homage.  “With the reception for ‘Let’s Go O-H-I-O’ last year and all of the excitement surrounding Ohio State Football this year, I felt like it was only right to give the fans something new to jam to before football games.  We’ve been through a lot the last couple years and its time for us to regain our rightful place in the college football landscape.  We all have to bring the Juice every single week,” says Mekka Don.

Juice is available for download at http://shop.mekkadon.com .

Mekka Don is a former Ohio State football player, and OSU graduate who is a rising star in the music industry. He was named and MTV Freshman last year by MTVu, has licensed music to multiple networks including ESPN and BTN, and has been featured on several media outlets including MTV, VH1, and Sirius radio.


Silver Bullet Points Lays It On The Line

Written March 13th, 2013 by MaliBuckeye

It’s championship week here at tBBC, and we’ll have all your B1G Tournament coverage coming up until the Buckeyes cut down the nets.  So, it only makes sense, then, to have our soundtrack for today be the latest from OSU alum and friend of the site Mekka Don, who’s scored an exclusive deal to provide music for their coverage. From the press release:

The intersection of music and sports is prominently on display during high profile sporting events.  Almost every sports arena has a DJ; players submit playlists to be played during warmups; and networks license music to help create excitement for their broadcasting.  Mekka Don, an independent hip-hop artist and former NCAA athlete (Ohio State football), has inked a multi-song licensing deal with the Big Ten Network to provide music for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament games and coverage.  The Big Ten Tournament begins on March 14th on the Big Ten Network.

And here, in an exclusive for tBBC readers, is the the title track for tournament time:

You can support Mekka Don and download this at his site on iTunes… just in time for March’s Madness.

Buckeye 411

  • That Happened- And we’ll talk about it in today’s commentary. But first, some better updates.
  • Heacock is going WHERE?

    Welcome Back? Rumors have been swirling all week that former Buckeye Defensive Coordinator Jim Heacock would be returning to the WHAC in a “quality control” capacity; huge tip, it seems, to Nevadabuck from the Scout site for dropping the knowledge first.  The position would be similar to what a number of schools (most specifically Alabama) are doing in expanding their staff, and you’ve got to think that it will not only strengthen the Silver Bullets but also maintain the relationships that Heacock had with area high school coaches. In addition, it provides a fallback of sorts should the defensive staff lose a member to another opportunity.

  • The Ping Of The Bat- What are you doing Friday, before the Buckeyes tip off in the B1G Tourney? Might as well head over to Bill Davis Stadium for the Scarlet and Gray’s Home Opener.  Ah, spring…
  • Once A Buckeye, Part One- Ramzy at 11W is a must read every Tuesday, but today’s article knocked it out of the park. It’s a continuation of his conversation with Maurice Clarett, who several of us have had the privilege to connect with over the past year or so. Ramzy talks deeper about MoC’s story outside of Ohio State, particularly his passion for impacting the lives of young adults and his new projectdo yourself a favor and go read it now.  I’ll wait. When you’re done, head over to Maurice’s site and pick up a copy of his book… incredible stuff. Read More

tBBC Playlist: Ohio State Music

Written November 6th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

It’s been a while since we’ve done an “official” playlist here at the mothership, although our posts certainly reflect how much of an impact music has on our lives- It’s not gameday without music.

While that’s obvious to any true Buckeye, since they don’t call it “The Marginally Adequate Musical Group In This General Vacinity At This Point In Time“, for many people the tunes start during the week of the game and don’t end until we’ve sung Carmen Ohio and “wobbled in our shoes“.

And it’s not just the marching band that’s highlights our college sports experience; Buckeye fans have embraced many other songs as part of the Ohio State canon- “Hang On Sloopy” is an obvious example, but you could include “Neutron Dance” and “Seven Nation Army” to the hymnody bathed in scarlet and gray.  The “Bong!!!” that we resonate with, even on our livechats during the games, comes from a rock and roll anthem; like many college fans, hearing the “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burona doesn’t give images of Italian opera; instead it’s the sountrack to Saturdays.

Even the band has crossed over into the world of mainstream music.

And I’m sure there’s many, many more examples that we can come up with.

Because of the melodic connection so many fans have with Buckeye Sports, we often get great musical “submissions” here at tBBC. Today, we want to highlight a few of them and give you a chance to connect with local artists who bleed scarlet and gray just as much as you do.

Mekka Don- Let’s Go (O-H-I-O)

This is a song that you’re probably already familiar with- it’s been played at the ‘Shoe, and Mekka Don even performed it as part of the Homecoming festivities prior to the game against Nebraska. Read More

tBBC Playlist- Birthday Wishes…

Written June 27th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

go out today to our favorite smooth jazz QB and stellar 2011 recruit (according to Will Lyles).

Happy Birthday, Kenny G!!

tBBC Playlist: Signs of the Times

Written May 20th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Two oldies today… first, a bit of sadness:

Then, for tomorrow:

tBBC Playlist: Buckeyes Got Talent

Written May 13th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

We interrupt your regularly scheduled dose of self immolation and national schadenfreude so you can enjoy some good news from Columbus.

On May 10th, the Ohio State Athletic department hosted the 5th annual “Buckeyes Got Talent” competition, and raised over $11,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs.

What does this have to do with football? Perhaps Evan Blankenship can answer that for you…

He finished third (third!?!?) behind the fencing club’s Michael Jackson review, although Mark Titus said that the competition was over once he heard Evan sing.

Happy Friday… would it have killed him to do a little Mumford and Sons?

tBBC Playlist- TBDBITL Drumline!

Written April 25th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Bringing The Thunder

And now for something completely different… After a long day covering the not new “News”, it’s time to dust of the ol standby to soothe the scarlet and gray soul. Yup, it’s our occassional feature where we bring you the dulcet tones that are running through our lives and through our heads.

And this time, it’s got an “audience participation” twist.  You may know that we’re big fans of The Ohio State Marching band, hereabouts… we’ve got some band geeks writing for us, and our corporate wallpaper celebrates the group that kicks major brass.

So we were excited to get an email about a way to help the drum line win a competition against those scalawags at Wisconsin, Purdue, and Minnesota.  Seems that Red Bull has a contest running where various drum lines are competing for prizes and so forth, and the Scarlet and Gray are leading the pack for the “Midwest Conference”.  You can check their entry after the break

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