The Muppets Are Straight Outta Compton
No one can avoid the Straight Outta Compton hype at the moment and The Muppets are no exception.
While Dr Dre’s biopic is smashing box-offices globally, even its most unlikely of fans have caught on to hip-hop scene with Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear recreating one of the groundbreaking hip-hop group’s biggest hits, “Express Yourself.”
Cleverly edited footage from their own hit film, 1979’s The Muppet Movie, shows how genuinely gangster Fozzie is, rapping the lines “I still express, yo I don’t smoke weed of sess, cause it’s known to give a brother brain damage” which were originally performed by Dr. Dre.
The famous bear is backed up by Animal on drums and Kermit — slappin’ a banjo — as the stage shots switch to them driving through the countryside in a vintage car while trying to follow an old school map.
They are then joined by some of their Muppet friends including Gonzo, Rowlf the Dog, Beaker, Sesame Street’s Big Bird and a very large bear.
The YouTube video was created by AnimalRobot, and was released before the highly anticipated The Muppets reality TV-style series which is due to debuts this Autumn.
The Muppets will premiere on October 19th on Sky 1.