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UNT Students Make Rap Video That Goes Viral: 'School So Fly That The Haters Don't Stop'

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The University of North Texas in Denton has produced a rap video that’s been watched more than 30,000 times on YouTube.";

UNT is one mean green rappin' machine.

The University of North Texas in Denton has produced a rap video that’s been watched more than 30,000 times on YouTube.

In UNT Rap Anthem, UNT students trash other North Texas schools: “Take a lesson from this mean green master. These other Texas schools are like a natural disaster.”

They take down SMU (the Mustangs): “Kids down in Dallas reppin’ my little pony, but in reality their degrees are just bologna.”

And TCU's football team: “Now TCU, your football team has taken a toll. It looks like it’ll be awhile ‘til another Rose Bowl.”

The students rap about the glories of UNT and everything that’s mean green: “Big brains, great minds, we got a rockin’ jazz department and deez beats are sublime.”

And they brag about who’s studied up in Denton: “Our school has graduated some of the most ill ranging from Bowling for Soup to Dr. Phil. Meat Loaf sang Paradise by the Dashboard Light. Don Henley wrote Hotel Cali in Bruce one night.” 

Here’s the video:

The Denton Record-Chronicle reports that a UNT marketing official came up with the idea for a video so students could share their UNT pride. Ultimately, it’s a teaching tool: Students wrote the rap and shot and edited the video. They also did the choreography. And they’re sharing the video on social media.

Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees keranews.org, the station’s news website, and manages the station's digital news projects. He reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio. He's discussed breaking news live on various public radio programs, including The Takeaway, Here & Now and Texas Standard, as well as radio and TV programs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.