5 Rap Songs Anne Hathaway & Jimmy Fallon Should Give the Broadway Treatment — VIDEO
Move over, Post Modern Jukebox, there's another show tune cover band in town. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon featured Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon joining forces to do cabaret covers of popular rap songs. With Fallon on the piano and Hathaway on the mic, they sung "In Da Club" by 50 Cent, "Gin and Juice" by Snoop Dog, and "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" by Kendrick Lamar. Curse words were left completely intact in their versions, which made for particular hilarity when Hathaway's bright stage smile was undercut by a bleeped out word.
The medley of three songs seemed too short for how awesome it was. While Post Modern Jukebox continues to jump from genre to genre in the songs they choose to do a throwback of, I'd love to see Hathaway and Fallon combine forces to cover a few more rap songs. I even have suggestions for the track list of their first show.
1. "Power" by Kanye West
I can see Hathaway doing a verse and chorus of her own, changing it to "no woman should have all that power" before going on to do a gender switch on Kanye's rhymes to prove why we deserve it anyway.
2. "99 Problems" by Jay Z
This classic rap song would be the show stopper. I can already hear the trumpets, the drums, the piano, and the elaborately choreographed dance moves. Because if you're having girl problems, nothing says "I feel bad for you, son" like a dance routine.
3. "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj
What better love song for their musical than Nicki Minaj's anthem going out to all the hustlers out there who are "cold, dope" and "might sell coke"?
4. "The Motto" by Drake
As the song that gave us exactly what it promised in the title, Hathaway and Fallon's musical wouldn't be complete without at least one YOLO reference.
5. "It Was a Good Day" by Ice Cube
The final number of the musical, after all is said and done and the curtain is about the close, should be an oldie but a goodie. Nothing's going to make the audience keep coming back like ending on "Today I didn't even have to use my A.K. I got to say it was a good day."
Watch their musical performance below.