May the 4th may be over, but the day that is fondly called Star Wars Day by fans has been filled with tons of surprises that you may have not witnessed yet. One of these special surprises is an event where The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams meets with Hamilton writer/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda for a cool rap version of The Force Awakens’ Cantina song.
The video has been shared by Hamilton: The Musical’s YouTube channel and the clip comes from Miranda’s regular segment conducted for the show’s fans called "#Ham4Ham." It features the Pulitzer Prize winner performing for the public out of the spotlight of the show's stage and it happily includes special guest stars.
Since yesterday was Star Wars Day, Lin-Manuel Miranda joined J.J. Abrams once again for the hilarious yet amusing Cantina song rap.
Check it out:
Miranda previously wrote and performed the cantina song "Jabba Flow" with Abrams for The Force Awakens. The song was, as described in the video’s prologue, loosely inspired by 90's R&B artist Shaggy.
Thankfully, Abrams encountered Miranda during a Hamilton performance last year, hence this very entertaining Cantina song.
Considering the rising popularity of this song and Miranda’s obvious enjoyment in making it, we could possibly see him writing another song for Star Wars: Episode VIII, that is, if Maz Canata's cantina band isn’t destroyed by the First Order.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Meanwhile, Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.