PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Some Phoenix Suns fans paint their faces. Others wait in long lines for tickets. But Sam Turner wrote a rap song. "My passion for the Suns and stuff made me want to do something to see if I could help them achieve greatness any way possible," said Turner.
A few weeks ago, the aspiring rap artist got caught up in all the excitement of the team's playoff run, so he decided to put his two favorite pastimes together: music and basketball.
He wrote "Suns' Shine" as a tribute to this year's team and their quest for an NBA title. "Players at the start of games pick their songs, and it gets you juiced, motivated, gets you out of a slump," said Turner. "I wanted to do the song to energize the crowd, and bring them together with everyone singing the same song together about the team that they love."
We met up with the 35-year old singer/songwriter during a recording session at the Saltmine Studio Oasis in Mesa. Turner has yet to get his song played on the radio, but that's not stopping him from sending his rap out to as many Suns fans as possible. "The response has been amazing," said Turner. "The best part is when my daughter and son heard it, they just lit up and stared at me because they knew it was me. Them loving it gave me a ton of confidence."
The Valley rapper is hoping the team will hear his song and play it during a game. "The dream would be to perform it at half court for all the Suns fans to hear," said Turner. "And for the Suns to be in the championship and win it all, that would be unbelievable."
To hear Turner's new rap song in its entirety, click HERE.