Who knew the soundtrack to the Sounder commuter train sounded this dope?
Guess that's what happens when you mix popular Seattle hip-hop group Blue Scholars with Sound Transit. The result is a YouTube music video released today titled "Zoomin' through the Sound," a.k.a., "The Sound (Seattle's Sound Transit Anthem)."
The video depicts MC Geologic (Geo), vocalist for the Blue Scholars, catching the Sounder train from Tacoma to Seattle. The song itself pays tribute to the ease of taking the train. Geo also waxes poetic about train safety: "You playin’ near the tracks, you playin’ with your life."
The video is part of a larger campaign called “Be Smart. Be Safe.” launched by Sound Transit in connection with new Sounder commuter train service from Lakewood to Tacoma. The service officially began Monday.
“People don’t realize how quiet the Sounder train is, and how fast it travels,” said Carol Doering, community outreach specialist for Sound Transit. “We want everyone who lives and works in the Lakewood area, where our new service just started, to pay attention and obey all the signs and signals around train tracks. We’re very excited to have a group as popular as the Blue Scholars helping us deliver these messages.”
It's a great video, tight song and all, but there's something glaring: no mention of Lakewood. There aren't any obvious scenes from Pierce County's second-largest city, nor are there any lyrics about it.
Oh well. If Geo and the rest of the Blue Scholars want to return to Lakewood to put down a verse speciically for our section of track, they'd get nothin' but love from us.