Arts Desk

A Crudd-Rock Nationals Anthem We Can Get Behind

The cover art.

Southeast D.C.'s Lady Moet Beast and D.C. Ty the Monster—purveyors of "crudd rock" and bad-Santa tunes—made a song for the Nats a few years ago, when the team was not so good. The Nats are definitely good now, so "The Nationals Anthem" is making a comeback.

The musical wife-and-husband team is planning to offer the stadium-sized rap track on iTunes soon, but it's streaming at the website for their label, Draztick Measurez (and also here). I asked them five questions about it.

WCP: You wrote the song in '09, right? Why did it sit around until now?
Lady Moet Beast: We didn't necessarily sit on this song. We have been performing this song since we wrote it. We wanted to send it in to EA Sports for their MLB game but we wanted the Nats to get first dibs on the song. Every year when the season starts we hope that it would get picked up by the team as a game changer or motivate the team and city. We have been selling the single as a download and on game day to Nats fans ever since for $1.

WCP: Are you big baseball fans? Or did you make the song mostly out of hometown pride?
LMB: There was a contest a while ago for a team song so we submitted. I still don't know if a song was chosen. Not a huge baseball fan. Our oldest son had worked there for a couple of summers. For me it was city pride. Besides, who better to write a song for the city's team than Washingtonians? It needed to say this is a Washington team with a D.C. sound: Crank and Crudd Rock. D.C. doesn't have just one sound. We infused rap/hip hop, rock, and go-go.

WCP: Have you played it for anybody in the Nationals organization? If so, what did they say?
D.C. Ty the Monster: Yes we did actually. We sent the song to to a gentlemen by the name of Tom Davis [the team's entertainment coordinator]. He said he really liked the song. He told us he would run it up the chain and get back to us with any comments or ideas. We never heard anything after that.

WCP: You avoid making references to any specific players, past and present. If you were forced to mention one Nats player in the lyrics, who would it be?
DCTTM: Gio Gonzalez is the first name that comes to mind. Coming off his 16th win, what can I say. Gio can go!

WCP: You live pretty close to Nationals Park, right? Do you like having it in your backyard?
LMB: I used to live in Arthur Cappers before they tore it down. Then they transferred us to Barry Farms in 2002. I could see the completion of the stadium from there and the fireworks. Once the Capitol Quarters was complete they blessed us with the opportunity to come back, and we got to explore Yards Park. in all my years I never thought the south side could look so beautiful. But it is. We're just glad to be a part of the community.

The article originally misidentified Tom Davis' position with the Nationals.

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Comments

  1. #1

    The song is great and I am glad the hometown talent is being supported finally. We often overlook the folks that invest the most in the area I call home. WASHINGTONNATIONALS ROCK!!!!

    Go Burrville!!!!

  2. #2

    This duo has my full support and love always. Keep doing what you do and don't give up cause Auntie don't play that! I love the song!

  3. Nonya Songbird Whitley
    #3

    Always a supporter of this group! Love the sound and their creativity!

  4. #4

    It's always a honor to get da beast and da monsta to display their talent. On top of that, for some of the realest artist, real dc artist, to represent for the city. Ain't nothing like hearing true talent. And Ty and Mo got it. Ya dig. 1000!

  5. #5

    This is just what I come to expect from real DC Legends..

  6. #6

    This is fantastic guys!! Keep up the good work!

  7. #7

    TY and Moet I love yall. I think the song can still be hip hop but still diverse enough for all Nationals fans of all cultural backgrounds can relate

  8. #8

    Its good to see Ty and Mo still at it. I know their dedication to the town and their love for music. I'm glad to see the Washington City paper continue to support and publish articles that are relevant to the local music scene. Go nats and more importantly Go DC!

  9. #9

    I think my sister and brother inlaw are the greatest artist in history I enjoy listening to there music been there number one fan since day one keep doing what your doing I love you

  10. #10

    Let the city represent the city I love The Monster and The Beast

  11. #11

    Ayyeee.....W..O..R..K!

  12. #12

    Trying to hear that anthem on the radio everyday!!!1

  13. #13

    THE SONG REPRESENTS THE NATIONALS WELL
    DC.TY MOET THE BEAST OF SE. HAS A Anthem
    GET UP SUPPORT YOUR HOME TEAM
    I FEEL SO ENERGIZED WHEN I HEAR THE POSITIVE PUSH FOR THE HOME
    This should BE PLAYED ON AIR IN THE STADIUM
    .GO NATS FANS ALL FANS SHOULD HAVE A

    COPY WELL DONE DC

    TY

  14. #14

    Great song, keep up the good work. Can't wait to hear it on the radio.

    Tone & Raye.

  15. #15

    It would be great if they could get rid of that unnecessary apostrophe in their artwork.

  16. #16

    You all did a GREAT job on this anthem I absolutly loved it! Very talented people.

  17. #17

    Thanks Joe for all of your love and support.

    Thanks to anyone who has ever read or commented on this article. Thanks IMGoph for the constructive critisizm. We took your advice and dropped the ' lol! Hope you all enjoy and support. W-A-S-H-I-N-G-T-O-N N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L-S Rock!

  18. #18

    Lady Moet Beast: Awesome! Best of luck to you!

  19. #19

    Hey guys the song just posted to iTunes so show some love and download

  20. #20

    One of the best team anthems we've ever heard. Y'all have true talent and vision. Keep doing what you're doing. They're crazy to keep sleeping on y'all.

  21. #21

    Yo hold it down cuzzos yall doing the best music ever...keep up the good work HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS!!!!! GO NATS!!!! UMMA PROMOTE THE SONG MY DAMN SELF!!! I LOVE IT!!!"""

  22. #22

    Finally an anthem that's not corny....this cranks!

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