Synopsis by Mark Deming
The people behind the basketball mixed tapes Ball Above All and Ballin' Outta Control move from the playground to the football field with this project. Born to Ball: On the Gridiron compiles some of the greatest plays in the history of college football and edits them to a nonstop hip-hop soundtrack featuring Rawkus Records artists Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, and Camp Lo. Among the football legends serving up the high-powered runs, tackles, passes, and kicks are Barry Sanders, Peyton Manning, Michael Vick, and Earl Campbell, all captured on film in their college days before they turned pro; other noted players, such as Steve McNair and Jamal Lewis, are featured in interview segments in which they discuss the high stakes of playing in the NFL.
college-sports, football, football-player, hip-hop-music, pro-sports, sports-highlights, sports-star