Bar Cardy Cheers On The Home Team in “I’m A Raven” Video
Over the years there have been many attempts by Baltimore rappers to show appreciation for their home team with musical odes to the Ravens, particularly since Pittsburgh’s Wiz Khalifa rode “Black And Yellow” to superstardom (Mullyman’s Baltimore-themed remix “Black And Purple” even cracked the Billboard R&B chart last year). Bar Cardy originally dropped “I’m A Raven” way back in January, when the team had a shot at the Super Bowl. But now that the football season is starting up again, the Kartel rapper has started building the song’s buzz back up, with 92Q spins and a new video that hit YouTube this week.
“I’m A Raven” features Authentic John Doe and an opening verse by the strangely named WhyHateInTown. And throughout the video, directed by fellow rapper and jack of all trades Tha Profitt, Bar Cardy and his guests party and pre-game with fans outside M&T Bank Stadium, where seemingly every article of clothing on every person has some purple in it. The cheery chorus of children singing on “I’m A Raven” is perhaps a little too saccharine for its own good, but it could very well become a theme song for the city if things go well this fall.