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Wale is a certified sports connoisseur while ESPN2’s First Take keeps a steady stream of Hip-Hop guests, and references. So it only made sense that the Washington, DC rapper penned a new theme song for the sports debate show hosted by Molly Qerim with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.

The song is sort of a refresh since Wale created the current theme song back in 2013.

“Being asked to write the new theme song to First Take is a big deal to me being such a big sports fan and former college athlete,” said Wale via a press release. “I was honored when they asked me to write the current one, and jumped at the opportunity when they asked if I’d write the new one. I grew up on ESPN and now I’m writing their theme songs? Man, that’s what this whole EveryBlueMoon movement is about. Plus, Skip, Molly and Stephen A. are family.”

We didn’t need to see Skip working out in the clip, though.

Watch below.

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