Local singing sensation Anthony Hamilton did a very Anthony Hamilton-style version of the national anthem, and unlike Fergie’s a year ago, this one didn’t bring forth bemused expressions from the players or inspire social media memes-a-many.
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And it really sat well with a lot of people, including one of the biggest rap stars of all time.
Of course, Hamilton’s version was a little reminiscent of the famous 1983 Marvin Gaye version, as he inserted a little R&B and a little jazz into the Star Spangled banner, and that didn’t sit well with everyone.
And just for giggles, here’s Fergie’s