Artist: MC Chris
Song: Fett’s Vette
Album: Life’s a Bitch and I’m Her Pimp (2001)
Lyric: THE WHOLE FREAKING SONG IS A REFERENCE – Pick a lyric; any of them will work
Better strap yourselves in because today is going to be a doozy. Take whatever ship you like, the X-Wing, Millennium Falcon, Slave 1 – any will do. Personally, I’m going to take the Soulless One. Where are we going you ask? Well we are going to go to Marvel Comics of course. As many of you may have heard on January 3rd, Marvel has purchased exclusive rights to create and publish Star Wars comics beginning in 2015. Yes, the very same Marvel Comics that has Iron Man visiting Eminem in his childhood home (Mighty Avengers #3 variant cover) and Wade Wilson dressed up as mega-MC Deadpooly will be bringing The Force next year. Side note: Eminem raps like Yoda, voice and all, in his new album, but that is for a future segment of “Diggin’ Through the Crates.”
So with a merger like this, what could it mean for the future of Star Wars? Will we see an Avengers/Rebel Alliance crossover? Could Loki join the Sith order? It’s all very possible, but how cool would it be to see Lupe Fiasco A.K.A, “Lupe the Jedi” as an actual Jedi in a comic book? With as many comic books fans as there are in the Hip-Hop community, bringing Star Wars into the mainstream comic book community could have great results. The move back to Marvel from Dark Horse Comics isn’t just a popular one, but a sentimental one for some. Star Wars is returning back to its original home with Marvel, which published the first ever Star Wars comic back in March 1977, STAR WARS #1.
With all die-hard Wars fans out there dreading cross-overs, there is one person out there who is very excited about this new owner ship and his name is Patton Oswalt; the man did an 8 minute long filibuster for the TV showed, Parks and Recreation, where we talked about this exact subject matter back in April of 2013. He introduced what he believes should be the movie plot for Star Wars: Episode VII, which involved some of our old favorite characters as well as a huge melding of the Marvel Universe. Before I saw this video, I thought I wouldn’t appreciate merging these two universes; however, if there was a movie to come out or a comic that showed Patton Oswalt’s ideas, I would definitely have to check it out. Maybe we could even here MC Chris write a new rap about it.