Here we are, just days away from Big Blue Madness, and rumors are swirling about which celebrities could be in attendance. Yesterday, Coach Cal dropped by a Psych 101 class and told the students that there will be an appearance by a big time recording artist. Calipari told the class, “When you figure out who it is, you’ll go crazy that he is coming down.” AHA! We have clues: the mystery guest is a male, and we will go crazy. I guess it’s time for KSR’s lead detective to get on the case…
Drake – Drake appears to be the favorite amongst all of the rumors, ever since Coach Cal sent out this tweet over the summer: “I missed Drake because he had to fly to Miami 4 business on short notice. Sending him some gear. Should we have him come 2 Big Blue Madness?” Drake would definitely be a hit with the students, and more importantly, the recruits. He is one of the hottest artists in hip-hop right now, after signing with Lil Wayne’s record label, Young Money Entertainment, over the summer. Chances are very slim that the “blue hairs” will be singing along to “Best I Ever Had“, but, it is time for UK to cater to a new, younger demographic.
Jay-Z – One of the biggest names in entertainment. I can’t even imagine what it would do for recruiting if Hova were to show up at BBM in a Kentucky jersey and a New Era CATS flatbill. Could it happen? Well, he is best buddies with Lebron James and is close to William Wesley, but, that Blueprint 3 tour stop in Vancouver sure does hurt the chances of him being in Lexington on Friday.
Justin Timberlake – Not happening. Although, he is friends with Calipari, Justin Timberlake will be bringing sexy back at his celebrity golf tournament in Las Vegas this weekend. Sorry, Krebs. Maybe next year.
Lil Wayne – Calipari is a powerful man, but, I don’t think he even has the connections to bring Lil Wayne to Big Blue Madness. Lil Wayne is the king of the music business right now. He would blow the roof off of Rupp Arena. But, like Jay-Z, I think Lil Wayne is just too big of a star for Kentucky to land and there aren’t any connections (that I’m aware of) to get him here.
Montgomery Gentry – Eddie Montgomery (John Michael’s baby bro) and Troy Gentry make up this country duo from right here in Kentucky. The pair started off playing gigs at the Grapevine in Lexington, which might explain why they are die hard UK fans. With that being said, if Montgomery Gentry is the big surprise, I’ll be the guy racing Kyrie Irving, Tobias Harris, and all of the other recruits to the exit.
AJ Stewart – “Silhouettes of a perfect face…”
Raekwon – I bet you didn’t know the Wu-Tang Clan has ties to Kentucky basketball. In the song “Triumph”, Raekwon makes a reference to a current UK assistant (no, not Robic):
The swift chancellor, flex, the white-gold tarantula. Track truck diesel, play the weed God, substantiala. Max mostly, undivided, then slide in, sicknin. Guaranteed, made em jump like Rod Strickland.
Michael Johnathan – and the WOODSONGS OLD TIME RADIO HOUR! No?
Bobby Maze – I can’t help but think that the “big recording artist” is going to be a rapper, so why not the best rapper in the SEC? Maze would definitely get the crowd fired up. Too bad he only puts on for Tennessee.
Kevin Skinner – America’s Got Talent winner and former “chicken catcher” from Mayfield, Kentucky. He would be a great addition to the event, if we’re trying to get the recruits to cry their eyes out. Don’t act like you didn’t pick up the phone and call that special someone, as soon as you heard his audition.
Ramel “Smooth” Bradley – The former Wildcat baller is now rapping under the name Ra Smooth. Ramel would be easy to book for BBM, but I don’t see anyone going crazy over him. I know I would use the time during Ra Smooth’s performance to go break the seal.
Daniel Solzman – He’s a recording artist, check. I would go crazy, check. He loves him some Kentucky basket-ball. He roots for Kentucky basket-ball. He wants to see some Kentucky basket-ball. Could he be the mystery guest? guest? guest?
That’s it for me. Use the thread for any other possibilities you may have. Just don’t be mad if you’re wrong. My heart is set on Daniel Solzman. I guess we’ll know soon enough…