One Train Operator Gives New Meaning To “South Bronx Subway Rap” (Video)

In the film soundtrack to Wild Style, Cold Crush Brothers MC Grandmaster Caz famously spit the “South Bronx Rap.” That classic track was later used for Nas’ Illmatic intro and countless other places. While much has changed in New York City since the early 1980s, the relationship between subway trains and Rap tracks remains close.

Lemuel Hunter was hired by the New York City Transit Authority earlier this year. ABC 7 reports that to break the monotony often associated with commutes and daily transit, the operator makes stop announcements in a Rap style of delivery. In the local news video, Hunter is featured apparently referencing Fat Joe & Remy Ma’s “All The Way Up” while on one Bronx-bound train. In another part, he delivers the message as an MC might. Lemuel states that while he puts his own flavor on it, he is still obeying the authority’s policies and procedures.