It's no denying that Jordan Peele's movie "Get Out" was a cultural hit over the past year and even scored some Oscar nominations (and a win). But could have it have been even better?
Demi Adejuyigbe, a TV writer and podcast host, somehow came up with a way to do so... by adding a classic Will Smith-style rap over the credits of the film, titled "Will Smith Presents: Get Out!!!"
"I'm completely stunned that the rap Will Smith performed over the closing credits wasn't somehow enough to win it Best Picture," he joked in his Tweet of the video debuting the song.
WARNING: The lyrics to the song contain major spoilers for the movie.
The song, which combines the main title track from the movie "Sikiliza Kwa Wahenga" with Fresh Prince-inspired lyrics, recaps the events of the film and then with a "cameo" from DJ Jazzy Jeff, becomes a hilarious tie-in to the 'Bel Air' universe.
This isn't exactly new ground for Adejuyigbe, though it may be some of his best work. He also co-hosts a comedy & music podcast called Punch Up The Jam with Miel Bredouw in which catalogs "their descent into madness as they review, rewrite, and remix all the hits you love to hate, or just love (until they ruin it for you.)" His Bandcamp page is also packed with remixes, mashups, and parodies of plenty of pop culture staples.
Such past hits include "L-A-N-D-O: A Star Wars Story" in the style of Childish Gambino, "Fleetwood Macklemore", and "SHAKE IT, MASK OFF" (a mashup of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and Future's "Mask Off.") It seems there's no end to the potential for cross-genre and cross-media mashups... maybe Adejuyigbe could be the Weird Al for a new generation?
You can listen to the full version of "Will Smith Presents: Get Out!!!" and support the artist by purchasing it on his Bandcamp here.
Photo: Demi Adejuyigbe / Bandcamp