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"We're a merged family, like the Brady Bunch," says Lionel K. Lightbourne. But like the Partridge Family, they sing: Lightbourne, with fiancee Tanya, their children from previous marriages and even a neighbor or two from Liberty City, call themselves The Fans.

The song they produced -- "Miami Dolphins 4 Life!!!" -- has six-year-old Janelle singing the hook, and a beat by Lionel himself. He says he just wanted to make "motivational-type urban music" for his favorite football team — and he wants to hear it coming out of stadium speakers.-Emily Witt

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