When news erupted about the fight between Drake and Chris Brown on Wednesday night, the blogosphere was whipped into a frenzy. After all, it gave us an outlet to vicariously live out our own fantasy of kicking Chris Brown’s ass, something that pretty much everyone has thought about for at least a minute after hearing about the infamous 2008 incident where he beat then-girlfriend Rihanna to near unconsciousness. While his career was set back, he somehow rebounded, scoring several hits off “F.A.M.E.” in 2011, in a most baffling turnaround of public perception. I personally am always in favor of putting the art form before the artist, but the fact that Chris Brown beat up a woman (not to mention a good pop singer) while continuing a successful career making bad pop music is infuriating, which is why Drake stepping in to take care of our dirty work is a most welcome occurrence.
Shortly after the news broke, one of the top trends on Twitter was “#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist.” We’ve decided to take some cues from the hashtag while adding some of our own for the ultimate dedication to this much needed throwdown.
Minot Threat — “Bottled Violence”
While there’s still speculation that bottles were thrown at all at the W.i.P. brawl, that chip out of Brown’s chin doesn’t look like it could have been caused by a fist.
R.Kelly & Usher — “Same Girl”
One thing that’s important to remember here is Rihanna has had romantic ties with both Chris Brown and Drake, the latter of which many forget is referenced in the song “Fireworks.” Rihanna’s relationships with both men have been ambiguous over the years, so it is possible the two could have been involved with her at the same time at one point. I wouldn’t hold my breath for them ever banding together like Uncle R and Usher in this video though.
Survivor — “Eye of the Tiger”
The fight that took place was allegedly a full-blown brawl between both Drake and Chris Brown’s entourages. I’d like to imagine the Drake crew entrance being much like the Survivor strut from this video
Geto Boys — “Still”
“Still” was already an utterly badass highlight from 1996′s “The Resurrection,” but it was immortalized forever during the copier scene in “Office Space” as the ultimate beatdown anthem.
Roc Raida — “I’ll Kick Ya Ass”
The late X-ecutioner Roc Raida cut this track which ended up on the turntablist group’s history of hip-hop mixtape “Scratchology” in 2003. Its main hook comes from a sample of Eddie Murphy saying its titular line.
Ramones — “Beat on the Brat”
If only a baseball bat was used on this brat, we may be running Drake for mayor of New York by the end of the year.
LL Cool J — “Mama Said Knock You Out”
With the exception of Chris Brown’s mom, mothers everywhere likely rejoicing after hearing about this brawl.
Rihanna — “Man Down”
Rihanna received some flack for advocating violence when she put out this video from “Loud” last year. In the video, she’s sexually assaulted by a man and then later shoots the perp in a train station. It may have been less of an issue for the public if the video depicted the guy getting beaned with a glass bottle.
Peter Cetera — “Glory of Love”
On Wednesday night, Drake became the hero we’ve been dreaming of.
Michael Jackson — “Beat It”
Still, justification or not, both Drake and Chris Brown’s hero would not have condoned this brawl. Too bad MJ isn’t around anymore to prevent blood from getting on the dance floor.