I mean, yeah, this is better than last year's uninspired Q-Tip offering, but is nothing sacred anymore?
Swizz Beatz has given us "Top Down," "It's Me, Bitches," and a lot of other songs your second cousin from Jersey calls "hot hip hop." He also gifted the world raspy refrains on every Kanye posse track of 2010. You need someone to say "vroom vroom" on "Start It Up?" Call Swizz. You need someone to say "One hand in the air if you don't really care, two hands in the air if you don't really care" on "So Appalled?" Get Swizzy. You need Alicia Keys to donate something for your silent auction? Mr. Beatz is your man.
But, for the love of God, don't let him desecrate the proud tradition of "Go New York, Go New York, Go." After all, this video once featured a Danny Aiello cameo, and the lyric, "And oh, rebounds, if that's the case, we put Oakley and Mase in your face."
Whereas now the song will probably be "You fancy, huh" over and over and over again. The silver lining, Knicks fans, is that you'll only have to hear it for one round.