Rich Homie Quan Leading "Type of Way" in the Michigan State Locker Room

January 1, 2014 at 11:19p    by Jason Priestas    
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Michigan State football players have used rapper Rich Homie Quan's "Type of Way" as a victory song of sorts all season. Coach Mark Dantonio even got in on the action, dancing after the Spartans' early November win over the Wolverines, and shouting the rapper out at the Big Ten Championship and Wednesday night's Rose Bowl, a game his team won 24-20 over No. 4 Stanford.

Here's Quan, special guest of the Spartans at the Rose Bowl, leading Michigan State some type of way.

What an incredibly cool moment for the Spartans.

Source: @MikeWScout

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ATXbucknut's picture

TSUN also used rappers to inspire them this season. They may have chosen the wrong rappers though...

popeurban's picture

I don't think we would see Michigan men doing anything like this.  They don't need rappers, they are the leaders and the...

ATXbucknut's picture

I don't know what happened to the above image. Here it is again, though...

Knarcisi's picture

We needed to get Seantrel Henderson so his dad could lead us. 

Brutus's picture

I don't know if it's because they beat us so them winning is some sort of validation that we lost to a good team or because of Dantonio or because they are they enemy of our enemy, but I can't help but feel good for Sparty.  I'm sure that will change if they beat us again anytime soon, but right now I'm happy for them. Was cheering like crazy on the 4th down stop today, not for the B1G but for Sparty.

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Absolutely.  The Spartans are an opponent I can root for enthusiastically, and not just because of the Big Ten philosophy.  They are a solid team, and with an improvement on offense over the course of the offseason, they could be dominant in their division.
But if we do meet them again next year, rest assured, I will still hate them as passionately.

97Buckeye's picture

They are a solid team, and with an improvement on offense over the course of the offseason, they could be dominant in their division.

Umm, starting next season, Michigan State is in OUR division. So...
I'm super happy for them tonight. Glad to see the team that beat us do well, glad for the Big Ten, and glad for Dantonio. But, I'll be rooting for them to lose to the good guys every time :)

InvertMyVeer's picture

I've respected Sparty for a while now. I know we've beat them a bunch in the last 10 years or so but they usually played us tough and we had to fight tooth and nail for some of those wins. Looking forward to a dogfight in East Lansing 2014.

Football is complicated...

popeurban's picture

This is what I was talking about in my post.  This type of family, get down and have fun atmosphere, has to appeal to recruits.  I love seeing these celebration videos, especially when they are Ohio State.  So cool, good for you Sparty and Dino.  Go get em Urbs.  

Jonnferrell's picture

The Spartans look like the real deal.  This game validated their program as a national power.  It's going to be an interesting year next year.  

"I'm still hungry." --Brady Hoke

Olemissbuckeye's picture

Hilarious. Good for Sparty.

acBuckeye's picture

Too bad the song sucks. However, that video was entertaining....... but this was a thousand times better:

BUCKI06's picture

I almost feel guilty for getting goosebumps watching that video.  Congrats to Sparty, damn good season.  I hope we'll be watching a similar video Saturday morning.

"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM

Shayla39's picture

I was just amazed (not really) with the negative comments from the great sportsman Desmond before the game and some of the comments of KH during the game.  I mean really guys?
Then Brent's "hail" at the end of the game was really tacky.
You saw a team in the Spartans that was undervalued and underrated all year.  
I know they have progressed offensively all year and the pollsters did not give them their due until very late in the season.  ND game was a sham by B10 officials making horrible calls or they could have been undefeated.
They got absolutely NO consideration for a NC game like Auburn from the SEC with 1 loss because they are not a flashy offense or score lots of points.
I really think this win by MSU is sticking it to the media today along with the CF win (Baylor) loss and I love it!
 

popeurban's picture

Then Brent's "hail" at the end was really tacky.

I kinda liked it.  Then again, I would not have if I were a Michigan Fan.

IBleedSandG's picture

Bee-One-Gee, Bee-One-Gee, Bee-One-Gee
Edit: Maybe Conner Cook is a pretty good QB.

We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan, we're from O-HI-O!

BamaBuckeye144's picture

MSU is the definition of a team on an upward trajectory. Dantonio seems loyal to the program and I see increased success for them, as success breeds success. Win a lot, get more recruits, win even more. They've got smart coaches and have great player development, which is what some teams lack (see scUM).
I have a healthy respect for MSU, always have. I now have a good bit of dislike for them too. Simply because I dislike those who beat my favorite team and we also look to clash quite a bit over the forseeable future.
 
MSU is the real challenge in the state of Michigan. Hoke will never rise up to the challenge.

OH-IO!

BassDropper's picture

Michigan State is the LSU version of the B1G. Ohio State vs Michigan State will be huge national games in the coming years.

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lakejamesbuck's picture

MSU and Dantonio are a great story but along with success comes the reality of the great assistants getting job upgrades. I hope Sparty can replace them consistently as that is what keeps you at or near the top. If Narduzzi is not a head coach next year I will be shocked...he did with two and three star recruits what OSU did not do with four and five star.

ECSAGESTER's picture

If I were a Spartan fan, I would shell out some serious cash for a Rich Homie Quan MSU jersey. 

jeremytwoface's picture

Wait, isn't this some sort of violation???
 
 
Anyway, who are the old people at the end?

The first man gets the Oyster, the second man gets the shell.

BucksfanXC's picture

I believe the old woman at the end is Lou Anna K Simon, President of MSU.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

ChazBuckeye's picture

Good for them and I'm sincerely happy for them.  Now...see you in 310 days in East Lansing!  Better be ready for "some type of way" then....

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

BuckeyeSki's picture

I can't take anyone who refers to themselves as "Homie" seriously

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

gwalther's picture

The lyrics for that song are pretty awful.

Class of 2008

M Man's picture

LMFAO at President Lou Anna Simon and AD Mark Hollis singing along with this:

"Type Of Way"
[Bridge]
My Niggas been hustlin' trying to make him something
Ain't no telling what he'll do for the paper
Soufflé, I'm straight, I scrape my plate,
Sade, I'm a smooth operator.
(I Drop The Top Of My Whip Baby!)
That car I'm driving make you feel some type of way
That Custom Breitling make you feel some type of way
This bitch I'm with got me feeln' some type a way
Is it because my homies rich you feel some type of way?
Some type of way, make you feel some type of way
Heard she wanna fuck me, know you feel some type of way
Mr. CEO is what my title say
Me and my homies did your Ho, he feel some type of way.
[Verse 1]
Ok now let's be real I know you feel some type of way
When I get to biting on her ear she make that Tyson face
I drop down to my knees thankful for life today
No naps since long sleep; hibernate
I can tell if he tell if he 12, right away
Go through hell cause I care, move you far away
Drop you off late, know he feel some type of way
I got hoes like golf trynna make what tiger made
I got a hide away, and I go there sometimes, to give my mind a break
I find a way, to still get through struggle, what I'm tryna say
And I ant lying today when I tell you that I love...
My Niggas been hustlin' trying to make him something
Ain't no telling what he'll do for the paper
Soufflé, I'm straight, I scrape my plate,
Sade, I'm a smooth operator
(I Drop The Top Of My Whip Baby!)
That car I'm driving make you feel some type of way
That Custom Breitling make you feel some type of way
This bitch I'm with got me feeln' some type a way
Is it because my homies rich you feel some type of way?
Some type of way, make you feel some type of way
Heard she wanna fuck me, know you feel some type of way
Mr. CEO is what my title say
Me and my homies did your Ho, he feel some type of way
[Verse 2]
She got a Georgia peach on her rear end like a licence plate
No rookie, girl scout cookie got me high today
I probably make, more money in six months,
Than what's in your papa's safe
Look like I robbed a bank
I set it off like Queen Latifah, cause I'm living single
I'm feeling cautious, I ain't scream when they served a subpoena
I heard that he the leader, come follow my tribe today
I fucked her now he heated, he feel some type of way
Don't know how to say, ain't the hardest man working?
Attention we pay, there's always a man lurking
No man perfect, but God
My head, I nod
Rich, homie, ugn...
My Niggas been hustlin' trying to make him something
Ain't no telling what he'll do for the paper
Soufflé, I'm straight, I scrape my plate,
Sade, I'm a smooth operator
(I Drop The Top Of My Whip Baby!)
That car I'm driving make you feel some type of way
That Custom Breitling make you feel some type of way
This bitch I'm with got me feeln' some type a way
Is it because my homies rich you feel some type of way?
Some type of way, make you feel some type of way
Heard she wanna fuck me, know you feel some type of way
Mr. CEO is what my title say
Me and my homies did your Ho, he feel some type of way
[Outro]
 

They don't even have a clue, do they?  I had no idea until I saw this video that President Simon was part of this cultural fiasco.  Rich Homie Quan is like a rap machine, turning out unbelievably offensive lyrics like junk mail.  (Some of his other hits: Narcotics, A Nigga (Future Diss), Get TF Out My Face, Ride for My Nigga.  Etc., etc.  Don't blame me.  I didn't write them.)  The new poet laureate of MSU football.  LOL.

popeurban's picture

I am normally with you MMan, but this just seems like sour grapes hating.  This type of thing makes young athletes want to play for Mark Dantonio and Sparty.

M Man's picture

I'd like to help you out here.  And erase all doubt in your mind, by assuring you that this absolutely is sour grapes hating.  Just to be absolutely clear.
And you are right; this type of way might be just the thing that makes young athletes want to play for Mark Dantonio and Sparty.  Other things that might want to make young athletes play for Sparty: free tattoos, including one of a fearsome Spartan warrior with a giant bottlecap for a shield, stepping on the lifeless body of a Missouri(!?) football player.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Now that I read those lyrics, I'm with M Man on this one. Not sure that we want to see two high level representatives of a major public research university so publicly validating that message - especially as the same university president probably has no trouble cracking down on male undergrads who engage in such crimes as gender insensitivity, heteronormativity, etc.   

M Man's picture

There's a cleaned-up version of "Type of Way" that they apparently use in the MSU locker room.  Not that President Simon could tell anybody what any of the lyrics are.  I think the cleaned-up version just has a lot of censored spots; it's not like Rich Homie Quan got Ira Gershwin to compose a new set of lyrics for him.
Please don't think I'm complaining about this because I am some sort of prude.  The fact that the Spartan D-Backs like rap music is no story at all.  The fact that they like a brand of rap that is edgy, raunchy, dark and even ugly isn't even a story.
I think you are getting it, RFR; the notion that if this sort of language showed up in a Tweet from an important booster, a coach, an administrator, etc., there would be hell to pay, to the forces of political correctness.
My complaint isn't really that Rich Homie Quan is offensive to me.  I could not care less.  I'm pretty clear on what sorts of music a  lot of these guys like.  No; what gets me is that the rules on offending are so selective these days.  The lyrics to Rich Homie Quan's other recordings are just unbelievable.  
I do think this whole thing came about organically, and now there is no way to shut it down with some considerable embarrassment to Sparty.  (Oh how I wish that I could assist in that project.)  This song was Darqueze Dennard's thang.  He liked it.  (The clean version, no doubt.)  Like Rich Homie Quan, Dennard is from Atlanta.  Then Dennard's teammates joined in.  Then it became a quasi-official team thang.  Then it became a Dantonio/Youtube thang.  Then (?!?) it became a "Hey let's invite Rich Homie Quan to the Rose Bowl!" thang.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Good stuff, M Man - all except for the two spaces after periods, which is the only thing you're doing/saying that's old-fashioned.
I didn't just listen to gangsta rap; I was a poster child for misspent, debauched youth. Yet that doesn't mean that I want my university presidents rapping genuinely misogynistic lyrics while helping to impose unaccountable sensitivity codes, which treat pseudo-misogyny as thought-crimes.

M Man's picture

LOL!

Good stuff, M Man - all except for the two spaces after periods, which is the only thing you're doing/saying that's old-fashioned.

I'm old school about a few things; that's one of them.  I really like this blog.

BassDropper's picture

I'm surprised we haven't heard reports of MSU players getting arrested for murder, dealing drugs, fighting or possession of a deadly weapon yet. You know, since they were hanging out with a rapper and all.

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BassDropper's picture

OMG i'm LMAO. Solid work.

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