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Oh dear, Porky Pig raps in Space Jam 2

It’s not as good as Jay-Z’s song from the first movie

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If you think that Porky Pig rapping under the stage name Notorious P.I.G. sounds like a bad idea, sorry, the minds behind Space Jam: A New Legacy did not agree. In the movie’s newest clip, the cartoon character lays it down.

The rap itself is delivered from Porky in an attempt to battle the movie’s villain, AI G. Rhythm (Don Cheadle). Rather than attempt to describe said rap, we have instead transcribed it here:

Word up it’s porky pig they call me P-Double
Al G. step to me he don’t want no trouble
I was famous before the internet
since 1935 I been gettin’ respect
this pig is lit, I’m super legit
every time I’m out in public people asking me for pics
You? Nobody knows you when you walk the street
how your last name Rhythm and you still off-beat?
From beginning to the end I’m here for all the smoke
your squad ain’t all-stars your squad is all jokes
end this with one bomb, most famous of all quotes
this battle is now over, that’s that’s all folks

On the off chance that you’re keeping track, Looney Tunes raps are actually a part of Space Jam tradition. The last track on the soundtrack for the original movie is “Buggin’” a Bugs Bunny rap. However, that song actually slaps for one extremely notable reason: It was written by Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z.

Carter wrote the track in collaboration with James Newton Howard, the Oscar-nominated film composer who wrote the score for Space Jam along with other movies like The Dark Knight and Michael Clayton.

Unfortunately, Porky did not attract equally talented collaborators for the new movie. But LeBron James looks like he’s having fun. Space Jam: A New Legacy is set to premiere on HBO Max and in theaters on July 16.

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