The highly talented Taylor Taliulu treated us fans with another one of his creations this week, a mixtape that he released to soundcloud.
This is the biggest release for Taliulu, who goes by the stage name Tay Ali. "East Side Story" has 16 tracks, and most of them are surprisingly listenable. There are plenty of football players who try to rap who shouldn't, but Taliulu doesn't fall into that group.
His songs revolve around parties, alcohol and women, which isn't exactly new, but he adds a little Pullman twist to it. One of my favorite songs, "Got It" feature lyrics talking about a party on Oak St. and "frat boys smoking on that good tree."
He mentions Wazzu multiple times throughout the tape and makes a couple references to football. The lyric "always late to class cuz I think that shit is boring," is particularly relatable.
In addition to rapping on all the tracks Taliulu produced seven of the 16 tracks. Its an impressive work of art for a full time college student who also happens to play football. Lets not forget about how he found time to make the video series "The Grind" profiling the Cougs offseason.
"East Side Story" is worth checking out for yourself, you might just be a little impressed. In case you missed the link to it up top, here it is again.
WSU football: Darryl Paulo’s time has come on Cougs’ D-line - Spokesman.com - Sept. 16, 2015
Like most college athletes in the days of team-sponsored meetings, meals, study halls and bowling trips, Darryl Paulo has found that his life almost entirely revolves around the team.
WSU football recruiting: Bellevue athlete Justus Rogers commits to Cougs - CougCenter
The dual-threat quarterback from Bellevue probably won't be playing quarterback at WSU but he's a heck of an athlete.
Jacob Thorpe’s Week 3 Pac-12 football picks - Spokesman.com - Sept. 17, 2015
If the Pac-12 can’t go undefeated against nonconference opponents this week, we may have to stop referring to it as a "power conference."
We were wrong, oh so wrong, about you, Wazzu and Colorado - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Three weeks into the season, we're revisiting our commonly held predictions. The most glaring miss? The lack of improvement from the Buffs and Cougs.
37. Inspiring Tenacity | WSU 125 | Seattle | KOMO News
Linebacker Jeremiah Allison has learned an important lesson at WSU: perseverance brings on and off the field.
Washington State-Wyoming preview: Can Leach lead Cougars to second win? - Pacific Takes
Mike Leach is still on the hot seat but a win over Rutgers last week helped. This week the Cougars face the 0-2 Wyoming Cowboys in Pullman and a victory would help the WSU faithful regain more confidence.
Cougar Golf Announces Free Youth Clinic - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Palouse Ridge.
Interview With Washington State University Athletic Director Bill Moos - #ImAFootballPlayer Football Matters
Bill Moos played at Washington State University when he was in college and eventually returned to the school as the Athletic Director.