USC Students Made a Trojan Hype Video Because of Course They Did

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 18, 2013

It's like Pitch Perfect and Sister Act 2 had a baby, and something very wrong happened.

Living in Los Angeles is tough, because you have to constantly deal with all the smog emanating from USC. Wait, I meant to type smug there. 

Deadspin's Barry Petchesky spotted what they cleverly consider the most USC thing ever produced: a music video entitled "Trojans for Life," essentially alerting the world that their plight is a life sentence. 

Of course this is just one curmudgeon who was raised on the other side of the UCLA/USC fence and happened to live out his college years cheering for an awful football team in Berkeley. So perhaps there are some sour grapes when judging this video featuring rapping USC bros and a dance squad that apparently spent five minutes practicing their routine. 

No, it's bad. 

Go ahead and blast me for being a hater, because you will. Just know this is a byproduct of USC being one of the more polarizing programs in the nation at the moment. 

The video does well to lift the spirits of any USC honk out there—although perhaps they could have used such a thing prior to the Trojans game against Boston College last weekend:

Can't remember the last time the Coliseum was this empty for a USC game (via @insidetroy).

— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) September 14, 2013


It must be hard to make it to the game on time when you are busy rapping and singing just outside the Coliseum. 

Now we have a very real race to the top of the college hype video charts. Do you go with Purdue's "Boiler Up," USC's "Trojans for Life" or Appalachian State's amazingly hot video?

I think everyone wins in this case. 


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