Do The John Wall

Album: single release only (2010)
Charted: 76

Songfacts®:

  • Troop 41 is a rap trio based out of Raleigh, North Carolina comprising Tristian Brown (T-Breezy), Lelynd Darkes (Lil Lee), and Dakare Wilder (Lil Inferno). The trio met in 2005 at Ligon Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina when they enrolled in a rap class. Bonding over a love of music and basketball they formed a group and came up with the Troop 41 name. This is their first single to enter the Hot 100.
  • So how did Troop 41 come up with their name? Its all down to simple arithmetic as the trio explained in an interview with Bestnewbands.com: "When we first started, our ages were 14, 14, and 13 which equals 41... And we're soldiers in this rap-game, fighting to get to the top. Put that together, and you get Troop 41. It's a different name, so it makes people want to learn more about you."
  • For those of you not au fait with sport, John Wall was the point guard for the NBA team Washington Wizards. He was born and raised in Raleigh so is a local hero for the basketball-loving Troop 41. This song was inspired by Wall's 'flexing of the arm' dance that he did at one of his college basketball games when he was playing for the Kentucky Wildcats. The rap trio explained to Bestnewbands.com: "John Wall is a neighborhood friend of ours, and as you know, he did his 'flexing of the arm' dance at one of his college basketball games. There was so much talk about the dance here... Everybody was doing it. So, we thought to ourselves, 'everybody is doing this dance, but there isn't a song to go along with it.' We contacted John and he was 100% behind the idea."

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