The Mets' Pete Alonso won his second straight "Home Run Derby" dancing to his NYC faves Nas, Notorious B.I.G. and Mobb Deep.
New York Met: Pete Alonso Dances to Mobb Deep, Nas, and The Notorious B.I.G. While Blowing Away Home Run Derby Competition
Alonso was not named to the 2021 National League All-Star team, but had no doubts that he would dominate the undercard for Tuesday night’s game.
He set a record in Round 1 with a whopping 35 dingers — which you can watch below! — to beat Salvador Perez. He took down Juan Soto in the second frame, and then defeated Trey Mancini 23-22 in the final round.
During his win, Alonso danced to various Hip-Hop legends to keep him in his homerun groove. During the championship round, he jigged, bounced his head, and rapped the lyrics to The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize.”
Over three rounds of Hip-Hop hits, Alonso racked up 74 home runs, beating out Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, Washington Nationals star Juan Soto and Baltimore Orioles’ first baseman Trey Mancini. Included in his setlist of Hip-Hop classics were Nas and Mobb Deep.
"Mobb Deep and Nas I gotta represent New York" — Pete says.