We already know that the new cantina music in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is written in part by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, but what if another rapper had got involved, say, the Notorious B.I.G.? It's a better fit than you might think, as this mash-up album of Star Wars music and Biggie lyrics proves.
From The Imperial March to the Binary Sunset
The album — titled Life After Death Star — was put together by nerdcore rapper Richie Branson and producer Solar Slim (collectively known as the Otaku Gang), and features all the expected refrains from John Williams' famous score. "The Imperial March" provides a spot-on backing for Biggie's posthumously-released "Dead Wrong," while the "Binary Sunset" theme (you know, that soaring one that plays when Luke is looking all folorn at Tatooine's twin suns) sits happily underneath the business advice of "Ten Crack Commandments."
The best tune on the album, however, is easily the remix of "Party and Bullshit" set to a surprisingly slow and chopped-up version of the original cantina theme. After all, the Mos Eisley Cantina is a well-know hive of scum and villainy, so more than a few of its patrons will relate to lyrics like: "I was a terror since the public school era."