'Champions, baby'

ANN MARIE MCQUEEN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:49 AM ET

Ottawa Senators fans in the 613 are getting swept up in a bunch of big Belly buzz.

It was just last Wednesday when the capital rapper dashed off Go Sens Go, a fan rap featuring his pal and Sens goalie Ray Emery.

The pair met at an event last year and bonded backstage when Belly opened for Snoop Dogg in January. Belly said Emery was a natural with his line "We go hard, we win, Ottawa Senators champions baby," joking the goalie should put out his own album.

Hot 89.9 personality Kenny B was there for the taping at Belly's Greeley studio.

"He held me up at gunpoint," laughed Belly. "He made me give it to him."

Kenny B snatched up the breathy rap and played it on his afternoon drive show the next day, just hours before the Sens faced off in Game 1 against the Buffalo Sabres.

"We've been getting around 50 requests an hour for the song," said B yesterday. "It's the number one most requested song on our radio station."

HOT ON YOUTUBE

Until yesterday, Hot 89.9 had the song exclusively, though several fans quickly set it to assorted team photos and posted their videos to YouTube. One, Dave Dunn, created a video that had almost 6,000 views by Monday.

One commenter ponders using the catchiest bits as a ringtone.

"This song is awesome! I really wanna download it, but I can't find it anywhere," wrote another.

Belly, who was on his way to Toronto yesterday to record a video for his upcoming album The Revolution, said he layered his own voice about a dozen times to create the addictive sound on the rap's "Go Sens Go" refrain.

He has gone back and fine-tuned the piece, adding slap shots and other sound effects, and posted it to his Myspace page (www.myspace.com/bellylive).

He is still working out details to offer it for a 99-cent download through his website, www.bellylive.com, with proceeds to charity.

Belly says Emery and the entire team are behind the venture.

"It's a phone call away," said Belly. "Everyone, really, from the Sens. They really wanted me to do something like this."

Hip-hop fans aren't the only grooving to the sound of a big, bad bandwagon. Over at Y101, morning show host Mark Papousek has been spinning a reworked version of Sens Gonna Fly, a track recorded by Calgary country singer Paul Brandt several years ago.

Yesterday, via his assistant, Brandt pointed out to the Sun that though he's a "huge (Calgary) Flames fan" he was happy to offer up one of his songs for the team.

"It's pretty cool we've got a Canadian team in the playoffs," he said.

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GO SENS GO

Ottawa Senators fans please stand up

Kenny B I told you this city's full of champions baby

Mike Fisher what up it's Belly and my homie Sugar Ray Emery

(Ray Emery says...)

"We go hard, we win. Belly with the Ottawa Senators. Champions, baby."

Let's go

Refrain:

GO SENS GO

Go Sens go is what you hear us roar

Loudest crowd in the world every time we score

This is 6-1-3 Belly rapping the bar

Talk slick about the team go ahead and McGrattan will break your jaw

Nobody can beat us, the league leaders

That's why we call Heatley the heater

Chris Neil give you the fist, Alfie got the slapshot off the wrist

I'd like to call Spezza Mr. Assist

Ray Emery the razor, first time blazer

The miz an animal but nobody can cage him, or tame him, Amazin'

Or when the other team plays 'em they wish Bryan Murray would change them

We got the top teams fallin'

They came skatin' they left crawlin'

No holdin back we're goin' all in 'til our opponents they are about to go golfin'

No series goes to Game 7

The best D Volchenkov, Wade Redden

Corvo, Phillips man we are an army

My homie Schubes, I'm ballin' like Comrie

Ya better surrender calmly

Cause we play hard and ya'll play hardly

We bringin' home the Stanley Cup this year blood sweat and tears we're still here

GO SENS GO HEY

Repeated


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