Brooklyn, stand up.
Less than a year after the highly acclaimed Barclays Center opened its doors to the Brooklyn Nets, the epic stadium finally has a theme song that pays homage to its home borough, and lyrically represents the pride affiliated with being not only a Brooklyn Nets fan, but a proud Brooklynite.
And who better to fit the bill than John Forté, the classically-trained violinist, former Fugees affiliate and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer who was molded by Brooklyn, New York.
Along with the help of Brooklyn-based director Gabriel Noble, the two took to the historical Brooklyn streets to shoot the visuals for the anthem.
The outcome, “Brooklyn: Something To Lean On,” captures the true essence of what it is to know and love the borough that is home to the Brooklyn Nets.
Gabriel Noble shared his statement on the reason behind making “Brooklyn: Something to Lean On,” saying:
I’ve been a fan since day one. Brooklyn is where I fell in love, where I was inspired to grind through the grit and chase my dreams, and where I blend in and stick out. From Hassidics to Hustlers, old-school Italians to young thriving artists, Brooklyn is not just the most ethnically and culturally diverse borough in the New York- but the also the proudest. However, it was not until the Brooklyn Nets moved into the neighborhood that we had a unifying anthem. This video features the prolific rapper (and former Fugees affiliate) John Forté as he performs the Nets theme song, intercut with the landmarks, the character, and court-side Brooklyn basketball history.
Check out the game-changing video above.