NBA Countdown has developed a reputation for it's music selection —and it only added to it by picking PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9”) to deliver its new theme “Rocking With The Best.” The track ran for the first time on Friday night (January 8th) and included a shout out from Jalen Rose to Preemo and Royce.
“The title describes us (PRhyme) and it describes the competition that goes along with basketball. It’s the attitude that you need, so we wanted this track to carry that vision” Premier relayed to ESPN. Royce also chimed in, lamenting that having a PRhyme track serve as the backdrop for NBA Countdown is a big deal “Being recognized for our talents and having the opportunity to work with ESPN and the NBA is next level. You forget the magnitude of your work until your father calls you and says he just heard you on ESPN---that’s when it really hits you.”