Dom Kennedy and Skeme are currently hard at work on their Get Home Safely Tour, but the two California MCs made sure to schedule a night off to watch Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday night.
While none of the rappers’ three hometown NFL teams made it to the big game, the two rising rap stars are excited all the same.
“They were trying to have us have a show and when our schedule came out, I was like, ’Nah, nobody coming to see us during Super Bowl, don’t do that to us,’ ” Kennedy told MTV News of his fear that fans wouldn’t show up if forced to choose between that night’s concert and watching the Denver Broncos square off against the Seattle Seahawks.
It’s deeper than rap for Dom, who may also have a future as an ESPN sports analyst.
“If Peyton is able to do his thing, the Broncos should win. But if he not, it’s gonna be a cold, cold Sunday,” Kennedy predicted before kind-of picking Seattle to win. “Seahawks gonna get it done, because if not, they gonna do a lot of running and a lot of defense. It’s either gonna be Seahawks by nine or Broncos by three.”
His tourmate Skeme was able to make a clear pick, however. “I look at the Seahawks and how they play now [and it’s] like the winning Spurs when they was doing their thing in basketball [in 2003, 2005 and 2007]. That’s what the Seahawks are doing to people right now,” he said, referencing the NBA San Antonio team’s sound strategy.
“Real slow-pace game, [the Seahawks] got the ball almost like 60 to 70 percent of the game, so it’s really hard to box them out from scoring,” Skeme said. “I think it’s going to be a low-scoring game. I don’t see Peyton running around too much, but I don’t know. Peyton is still Peyton Manning at the end of the day too. So you can’t count [the Denver Broncos] out, but I do think the Seahawks are gonna get it done.”