Veteran Madison and Milwaukee rapper Romey, a longtime Milwaukee Bucks fan, will host halftime at an upcoming Milwaukee Bucks game on April 7 performing his new anthem “Fear The Deer (Championship Anthem).” which pays homage to the organization that inspired it.
Romey, real name Jerome Hunt, tells Madison365 he just heard the news on Monday afternoon.
“My heart collapsed. It was like a dream come true. I was actually just in my kitchen and saw a 414 area code and it was [Bucks in-game entertainment director] Johnny Watson congratulating me on a great song,” Romey says. “It will be a great opportunity to commemorate the Bucks and wrap up the regular season and also celebrate what the team did last season by winning the NBA championship. He thought it would be okay for me to come on the last day of the regular season and deliver the record for “Fear The Deer.”
Thursday, April 7’s game against the Boston Celtics, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will be an evening of fan appreciation at Fiserv Forum.
“I’m going to deliver a special that night…I have a few things in the works,” Romey said. “People just have to come and see the performance…the city of Milwaukee and the symbolism and everything behind the performance…it’s going to be pretty dope.”
Romey’s profile has risen since he first released “Fear The Deer (Championship Anthem)” and was quickly featured in publications like Forbes, Billboard, HipHopDx, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and Madison365. among others.
“I’m really excited about it. It’s going to be fun,” Romey says.