Orlando Magic big man Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis wrote his own in-arena jock jam (video)
He’s large, and when’s he’s unleashing his auto-tuned vocalizations one the microphone, you better believe that he’s in charge. Sizable Orlando Magic paint occupier Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis has had enough of the piped-in songs that are played at Amway Center whenever he does something productive on the court, so Davis has come up with his own personal soundtrack by writing his very own theme song.
And wouldn’t you know it? Although what follows is only a brief sampling, it’s safe to say the new track is fantastic…ally brutal.
Apparently, the folks who run the PA system at Amway Center would routinely play some song or another featuring the word “baby” every time Davis scored or made a play. Not that Davis didn’t appreciate their efforts, but he believed he could do better, so Big Baby hit the studio recently to lay down some vocals and record a track, a song that is entitled, “”Big Baby Gon’ Turn It Up.”
A description of the track and some follow-up commentary by Big Baby himself, via the Orlando Sentinel:
It features his voice, with some significant enhancements provided by Auto-Tune.
Davis was asked whether he’s going to release an album.
A smile crossed his face.
“No,” he said, still grinning. “I’m a one-hit wonder.”
Ah yes, auto-tune. Call me an old-timer if you will but as far as I’m concerned, auto-tune is the saving grace of “singers” currently polluting Top 40 radio who lack the pipes of, say, a Linda Ronstadt or Boz Scaggs.
And despite my critique of his performance and musical chops, Davis does not deserve to be included among the aforementioned cretinous poseurs recording songs featuring doctored vocals played over a synthesized series of beats, glonks, beeps and whatnot that producers try to pass off as music. Davis is clearly just having fun with it, so no harm, no foul as far as we should be concerned. So I say, “Bravo,” Mr. Davis. Hope he gets to hear “”Big Baby Gon’ Turn It Up” with regularity this upcoming season.