Modern-Day Jedis - or Wannabe Jedis - In Pop Music
"Jedi only use the Force if you force me Shaolin what? Don't get it fucked up and cross me"If you were to put together a list of all the Wu-Tang/Method Man songs referencing Star Wars and the Jedi, it'd only be second (though by an admittedly large margin) to those referencing Shaolin. We suspect the RZA is coming up with a plan to combine the two even as we speak.
Now that we think about it, Dolemite could easily be a Jedi: he battles against corruption and injustice, possesses uncanny fighting ability, and doesn't appear to have any emotional attachments to women. Give that motherfucker a lightsaber.
"I'm a pimped out Jedi KnightObi-Wan meets Dolemite"
If you can have a Jedi with tentacles on her head (Aayla Secura), facial stripes (Ahsoka Tano), and predator-style mandibles (Plo Koon), we guess it's okay to let in a couple of guys with bad clown makeup. As long as the Faygo spraying is kept to a minimum, that is.
"I'm like a Jedi knightBringing the Force and alliance"
Biggie falls into the popular trap of referring to the Jedi master by half his first name, though it's possible we're misinterpreting the song entirely and he's actually talking about Ron Howard's character from The Andy Griffith Show.
"Hit 'em with the Force like Obi"
We're not aware of any other list would include both the Wu-Tang Clan and Weird Al (maybe one for Most Unfortunate Hair), which just goes to show that whatever our accordion or footwear preferences, we can all find common ground in our obsessive knowledge of Star Wars. Star Wars In Concert comes to Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 6 p.m. Sunday, October 25. Memorabilia exhibit opens at 4:30 p.m. For tickets call 866-446-8849 or see www.toyotacentertix.com.
"Well, I left home just a week beforeAnd I've never ever been a Jedi before But Obi Wan, he set me straight, of course He said, 'Go to Yoda and he'll show you the Force'"