Question: Wasn’t there an officially produced rap about MAX?
Answer: Oh yes.
This was done in 2004 for the opening of the Yellow Line, and was a joint effort produced through TriMet, Sabin Community Development Corporation, and local duo Dynamix. The purpose was to create a public service announcement promoting safe behavior on and around trains to youth by making it cool to look both ways and follow the rules. The song features include a sampling of some radio transmissions between operators and Control along with train bells and the sound of a moving train.
I’m not going to leave you with only a description of the song. Here it is – “Chillaxin’ on the MAX” in its entirety. Don’t say I never gave you anything.
Anything to help promote safe behaviors around the trains, you know?
I heard a rumor that there actually is a music video produced for this along with several video PSAs. Not sure if it’s true of a full-length video, but we do have a video PSA for it now.
~~chillaxin’ on the MAX, you know we be glidin’~~