Compiled by Brett Kashmere and Astria Suparak
for INCITE Journal: Sports and A NON-ZERO-SUM GAME
A selection of official and adopted team theme songs, rapping by professional athletes, music made for sports films, and sports-themed pop songs from the past six decades. Musical styles range from choral groups with orchestras, rousing anthems, and advertising jingles, to disco, soul, rock, hip hop, pop, and R&B.
Composers, musicians, and singers include:
Alan Parsons Project, Kurtis Blow, Cheech and Chong, Ice Cube, Drumma Boy, Percy Faith, Wiz Khalifa, and athletes and teams Ron Artest, Chicago Bears, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Shaquille O’Neal, L.A. Raiders, and L.A. Rams.
- ONLINE: Listen to the Sports Music Playlist on YouTube
- PRINT: Demand Utopian Sports (Oakland, California: Wolfman Books, 2018). With contributions by Sarah Hotchkiss, Anelise Chen, Unity Skateboarding, Grace Rosario Perkins, Heavy Breathing, INCITE Journal: Sports, and more.
Printed Matter (New York), Wolfman Books (Oakland)
- Utopian Sports curated by Justin Carder at Public Square, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, June 2018)
- Winningest exhibition reception, 18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica, CA, July 17, 2018)