BATON ROUGE-- More than 200,000 people have seen the video by now, and many of them are likely dancing with its catchy tunes. It's the LSU National Championship Bounce, and it's sweeping not just LSU's campus, but the whole state.
It's tough to go anywhere someone hasn't heard "Now do the Les clap!" in reference to Les Miles' fingerless clapping. You probably won't find many Tigers who can't sing along: "Now do the Brad Wing" as they spread their arms like Australian punter Brad Wing did before he was penalized for excessive celebration this season.
Myles Laroux and Logan Baudean are the stars and brains behind the song and the moves, and both get recognized all over the place now. But they never set out to find fame as local hip-hop stars. It started when the two were killing time during finals week. They decided to do a parody of a New Orleans bounce artist. That 'finals week' rap got 7,000 clicks on youtube nearly overnight. Naturally, the two concocted a second finals week rap. It got more than 70,000 hits.
But, as Baudean said "you can only say so much about finals."
So the two accepted help from some local professional filmmakers who aided their production of the National Championship Bounce. Throw in the Tiger Girls, some of the biggest fans, rapper friends, and hip-hop moves, and the song took off.
Both have gotten e-mails and facebook messages from alumni, fellow students, and even players themselves.
"I got a text from Brad Wing, and he was crackin' up," Laroux said.
But the two aren't looking for fame; they are looking to support their team to a National Championship, and the two who have both faithfully served in the Golden Band from Tigerland all their years of college said they're wildest dreams would come true if they got to go to the game.