The Braves’ 1995 starting rotation was referenced in Run the Jewels 3

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Killer Mike and El-P, better known as Run the Jewels, digitally released their third self-titled album on Christmas. It was a few weeks ahead of their scheduled release date and they made it available for free.

The sixth track on Run the Jewels 3, titled “Stay Gold,” made a reference to John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux, the three mainstays in the Braves’ super-rotation from the 1990’s. The trio was crucial to the Braves winning the World Series in 1995. All three have since been enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

Towards the end of the fourth verse of the song, Killer Mike raps, “You should know we pitch these rhymes / Like Smoltz, like Glavine, like Maddux in ninety-five.”

Killer Mike is from Atlanta and grew up a Braves fan. He has in the past commented about the Braves’ decision to move to Cobb County.