All-star week for emcee Ricky Freezer 

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A lucky connection and solid beat got local emcee Ricky Freezer's track all over the blogosphere this week.

That'd be for Pacers' guard Lance Stephenson's wacky All-Star campaign video, which had the player donning Urkel-like attire as the intensely nerdy character Sir Lancelot. Voting ended Monday (and we're sure Sir Lancelot garnered plenty of votes for his online antics, not to mention his on-court domination), but the good times for Ricky Freezer, who provided the backing track to the video, are just starting.

"Long story short, my manager ended up recording and editing the video for [Stephenson]," Freezer said on the phone earlier this week. "And while they were going through song choices for the background music, my song 'Indiana' came up, and I guess that was Lance's choice. And I of course wasn't going to say no to it!"

Ricky Freezer, who placed first in fan votes on local hip-hop blog Bringing Down the Band's year-end wrap-up in the categories of "Standout Emcee," "Favorite Multi-Artist Collab" and "Favorite Music Video," plans to release three mixtapes this year.

"We'll have the first one out in April, and then we're going to be dropping two more throughout the year," Freezer said. "Adrian Swish is the DJ that's hosting the mixtapes."

But before making big moves in 2014, maybe Freezer will pause to savor the moment.

"[Hearing my music on TNT during the Pacers' game] was pretty surreal to be honest," Freezer said. "It's still kind of a pinch-me moment for me right now. ... Surreal isn't even the word. I don't even have a word. It's seriously a dream right now. I haven't smiled like this in a long time."

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