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Super Bowl LV highlights ties to Big Bend area

Posted at 11:18 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 23:20:39-05

TALLAHASSSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — "I made things rhyme that I never made rhyme before."

Michael Poole, better known "OMG its BACHI" to his fans got his musical start in Tallahassee.

He is talking about the jingle he created at the request of the Florida Department of Agriculture.

Helping launch their Fresh from Florida campaign as a part of Taste of the NFL to help fight hunger.

"I'm a clean artist so I do a lot of positive things so I want to uplift and represent Tallahassee in a positive light," said Bachi

The rhymes first played for millions of ears during Super Bowl LV.

The FAMU graduate learned about it moments after it aired.

"I was very surprised to see that this is how they were going to debut it."

Still in the Big Bend Quincy's Ke'Mari Coopers viral bass catch from 2019 made it into Bass Pros commercial.

When ABC 27 spoke to him that year he said, "I was not expecting it to get this big and when I blew up, I blew up."

And he did, all the way to the Super Bowl stage.

While locals were celebrating debuts, others were showing off their talent hoping to get there one day.

"Me singing my own national anthem, because that how I became known," said Star Swain.

Swain, a local artist, gave a pre-game national anthem to fans in Tallahassee.

Recreating a viral moment of her singing the anthem at the Lincoln Memorial in 2016.

Everyone kicking off the year with a touchdown for the Big Bend.

"Everything I do is to represent y'all, I want to show the world what the sound of Florida is," said Cooper.