Sasha Belyi and Alexander Ovechkin
Alexander Ovechkin will compete with rapper Sasha Belyi on reading rap. This idea came from Belyi several years ago.
"We've been friends with Alex for a long time," said to "EG" the rapper. "We are both athletes: I am judoka, he is a hockey player. We used to compete in karaoke bars on who would say more words per minute. I joked that he had no teeth, and he joked that he plays hockey. That was the main topic of the humor between us. And then I had an idea. This year I wrote a rap "Champion", which is devoted to Alex.
After Alex Ovechkin came back from his NHL season, he happily agreed to compete with me in reading rap.
Belyi and Bon Ovi
This rap is about Alex and the fact that every child is a champion at heart. I was very surprised how well he was rapping it," marvels Belyi.
"I can rap about 700 words per minute, but how many Sasha can, I do not know. I'll have to check. The video clip is about a young singer Jascha who fell in love with the champion Sasha Ovechkin. The video clip has a happy ending."
Q.: Is Yascha a prototype of the singer Zhanna Friske with whom Ovechkin had an affair?
"Uh," the rapper paused, and laughed. "Who was not in love with him... At the end of the clip Alex is rapping about himself, where each line is flying: "Dynamo's alumni, the eight on his back, he's all-star attraction, the stands are jampacked." It is possible that we could add more of our friends-athletes to the video clip," says Belyi.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
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