Roc Nation boss Jay Z has signed on to recreate his Grammy award winning single “Run This Town” for the NFL. Also on the song is Rihanna, who appeared on the original 2009 hit song, and Oscar nominated actor Don Cheadle will provide the intro.
Hov and Rih will do vocals for the program’s opening sequence, and Cheadle will do the weekly narration. Emmy Award winning producer Pete Radovich was tapped to produce and direct the theme.
“This open combines one of music’s biggest stars with one of the most dynamic actors in Hollywood,” Radovich says. “The energy that both talents provide gives the opening to every Thursday night the big-game, primetime feel it deserves. It is a dream scenario for any director.”
Thursday Night Football begins September 11 on CBS as the Baltimore Ravens battle the Pittsburgh Steelers.