Local artist pens Thunder song

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 10:41 pm
By: News 9

By Christian Price, News9.com INsite Team

OKLAHOMA CITY-Local rap artist Flame teamed up with the father-son producing team from Profacy Productions to write an original song for Oklahoma City's new NBA team, the Thunder.

Mel Roberts is the owner of Profacy Productions. His company was created so that anybody and everybody could afford professionally produced products without the professional price.

"I want to have a positive effect on the community," Roberts said. "That's really what gave me a passion and a path towards building my studio. Being able to help people and make it were they can actually get in and get something productive done."

Roberts's son Jason McCrary, better known as Drastyk, has been producing his own work for the last four years. Recently, Drastyk teamed up with Oklahoma City rapper Flame to write an original song for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"A lot of people say that Oklahoma is not where it's at," Drastyk said. "I feel we have the energy and we have the talent. A lot of people don't notice the talent we have down here. I think this music can allow us to make people notice that Oklahoma really has talented people down here."

According to Drastyk, the song "One Team, One Goal" will get people's attention.

"They'll probably think that a thunderstorm is coming," Drastyk said. "You can listen to the song and you can tell it's powerful. It's almost like, ‘Open up your door and see what's going on down here in Oklahoma'."

Flame uses Oklahoma as his inspiration when writing music. He has been waiting for a long time for something like the Thunder to roll into town.

"I'm excited. I went to all the Hornet's games and things like that," Flame said. "For years I've been an NBA fan. I've always wanted an NBA team to come here. It's a dream come true. This is something Oklahoma City has been waiting on and we finally got it."

When writing the song, Flame made sure that he didn't single out any one player. The song is about unity and accomplishing a goal, together as a team.

"The focus is one team, one goal. There are no superstars. That's really the success of an NBA team," Flame said. "Look at the Boston Celtics. They took a pay cut. One team, one goal. If everybody is working as a team, they're going to succeed."