Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has been a beast on the court; putting up Moses Malone-like numbers, gobblin’ up boards like a fat kid does cake. He’s doing things that haven’t been done since Dennis Rodman was gallivanting around on the court, and he’s doing it with ease like it were just another day at the office, a man among boys. So when it came to the 2015-’16 All-Star game you knew he was going to be among the top vote-getters.
Drummond’s numbers speak for itself and he shouldn’t have a problem earning a ticket to Canada this year, but just in case there was any doubt the Pistons hired YouTube mash-up artist Baracksdubs to help the cause. If you’re not familiar with B-Dubs (b.k.a. Fadi Saleh) he’s a bio-chemistry major who splices up speeches from president Barack Obama and filters them through autotune recreating them as pop favorites. In support of the Pistons and Drummond he’s remixed Drake and Future‘s “Jumpman.”
Saleh’s other works has the Commander-in-Chief singing “Cheers (Drink to That)” by Rihanna, Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way,” and “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen among others. Some are better than others, but nevertheless it’s hard not to indulge especially when you can hear the most powerful man in the United States being manipulated to sing “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber.
Saleh plans on continuing the mashups until he says people stop being entertained. And with a steady stream of subscribers it looks like he’ll be doing some serious mashing in the new year.