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A Sacramento rapper made a Kings music video. ‘We’re not that bad,’ he says, sobbing

Sacramento rapper "Hobo Johnson" performs at Sol Collective in Sacramento on Jan. 20, 2017.
Sacramento rapper "Hobo Johnson" performs at Sol Collective in Sacramento on Jan. 20, 2017. Sacramento Bee file

A Sacramento-based rapper is showing some more love for his city — sort of.

As the NBA draft approaches, Hobo Johnson has made a short song about the Kings. In the YouTube video, which is only 80 seconds long, Johnson's "Anthem" about the team stresses one point: "We're not that bad."

Editor's note: Song contains explicit lyrics.

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The video, which was posted Tuesday on YouTube, had more than 70,000 views as of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. In it, he points out some past draft mistakes the Kings have made, references the 2002 Western Conference finals and, like other fans, just wants to see the team become a winner again.

"I just really hope that we get better soon / getting blown out by the Hawks makes me really want to move," Johnson says.

The Kings have some improving to do. They have the No. 2 pick in Thursday's draft and are currently on the NBA's longest postseason drought at 12 years.

Johnson had a previous video go viral in an attempt to win a national contest. Could this be the next one?

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