Australian gold medal-winning Paralympian Dylan Alcott has gone viral in a hit video which shows him skilfully dropping references to iconic east coast rappers Wu-Tang Clan during a TV debate on disability funding.
Dylan, who’s also a breakfast DJ on Australian radio station Tripple-J, was asked by listeners on his show to add references to 90s hip-hop during his live TV appearance.
The Paralympian began by flashing the audience the two-handed Wu-Tang salute before telling them that growing up with a disability was “rough and tough like leather,” a reference to the song C.R.E.A.M. from the group’s seminal album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
In another reference to the song, he said that “cash rules everything around the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).” He went on to say they bureaucrats in charge of the program are trying to “protect their neck[s],” and that they have “short arms and deep pockets.”
Dylan was named Australian Paralympian of the Year in 2016 after winning two gold medals at Rio for wheelchair tennis, winning both the quad singles and quad doubles. He also won gold in Beijing in 2008 as part of Australia’s basketball team competition, affectionately known as The Rollers.
You can watch the video which has now been viewed over 68,000 times below: