With Kansas City and Salt Lake City about to show down for the Major League Soccer Cup this Saturday, one journalist decided to pit their hype songs against one another. Who came out on top?
Considering the author Charles Gooch’s Kansas City origins, it’s no surprise that Tech N9ne, with the Sporting Kansas City anthem “Louder” (a remix of “Loud” from The Gates Mixed Plate), would edge out Rancid drummer Branden Steineckert’s Real Salt Lake anthem “Believe”.
The author comes right up front and compares the two artists, giving Strange a nice shout out:
Sporting called in Kansas City’s Tech N9ne, one of the most successful independent rappers in the game to hype up the crowd for the biggest game of the year.
The Salt Lake anthem was written and performed by Branden Steineckert, the drummer for seminal punk band Rancid (and formerly of The Used). Steineckert is an RSL season-ticket holder and this is team’s official anthem.
While Steineckert gets points for being an avid soccer nut, it’s hard to argue with the success of Tech N9ne and his label Strange Music. While Rancid was a massive band, at the height of their popularity, Steineckert wasn’t the drummer.
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