The four kajillion of you guys who sent me this probably figured out that I was saving it for the end of the day; I mean, I love Star Wars and nerdy rap, but this is pretty special besides. Not only is it a pretty decent song by itself — always a plus — there’s the following:
? Each original trilogy movie gets a verse ? Leia plays Max Rebo’s piano thing ? Rebel pilots and Stormtroopers bust a few moves ? Leia’s obvious but still funny DJ headphones ? Ewoks which somehow manage to be more disturbing that actual Ewoks ? Slave Leia ? “Daddy power activate.”
If you want to check out the full lyrics, head here — I highly recommend it. At the very least to take your mind off those Ewoks.
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