Turn Down For What. Can we not anymore?
December 18th, 2013 was a tragic date in the lives of Carolina Hurricanes fans. For this was the day “Turn Down for What” was released by DJ Snake and Lil Jon. To say the song has worn out its welcome would be a massive understatement. Even though I cannot find a website that will legitimize this claim, I can say with 65% confidence that this tune has been played at every Carolina home game since its release.
Do we still want to hang on to a song that hit the charts when our beloved Canes iced names like Brett Bellemore, Chris Terry, and Drayson Bowman? I, for one, would like to put those dark days behind me.
Since 2013, The Hurricanes have moved on from many franchise mainstays like Jim Rutherford, Eric Staal, and David Marcoux. The organization even cut ties with everyone’s favorite meme-posting, vaccine truther Pete Friesen. Why should “Turn Down For What” get preferential treatment? It shouldn’t.
Do not get me wrong. This is not just a problem inside the confines of PNC Arena. It has been a creeping epidemic in America since its release almost four years ago. Nonetheless, we have to think locally and act globally. Stop the madness. As someone on the internet (or Ghandi) once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Cut the shit, DJ Mista Illz. Think of the kids. Play the hits, just not that hit. And for the love of God, please do not stoop to Soulja Boy either.
Upon further research, a lawsuit was recently filed against DJ Snake and Lil Jon. Looks as if they should have turned down just a little.