It’s almost 30 years since we released ‘Anfield Rap’ ahead of the 1988 FA Cup Final against Wimbledon.
It cemented John Barnes’ reputation as a
global rap superstar tragic singer, but the Jamaica-born winger never lost the love for the mic.
In 1990 he recorded the rapping for New Order’s “World in Motion”, and in more recent times “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang has become his party piece (via Echo).
He performed it during November’s Football Blogging Awards in Manchester last year, and has been videoed rolling it out again last night at Heswall British Legion in the Wirral. He performed it alongside “Freak Out Disco Band”.
Check it out below:
“Mark Lee Jackson, who organised the night, sent me a copy of a tweet by John Barnes saying he was looking forward to the 70s night and that he might jump up and do his version of Rapper’s Delight”, said a member the band.
“I said we’d give him the nod. From the word go the dancefloor was full.
“As I introduced the last song I said: ‘I think John might get up’. As soon as he was on stage the cameras and mobiles came out.
“One guy wrote on Facebook that it was surreal going there for a birthday drink and seeing John Barnes on stage!”
We think he’s a shoo-in for the end of season official bash. What do you think?!