Guardians of the Ticalaxy?

So we know that Peter Quill is more human than human (Terran, sorry – couldn’t resist the Rob Zombie reference since he’s buddies with James Gunn), but it turns out the actor who plays him has some sick skills too. While Chris Pratt was on the promotional circuit for Marvel’s latest blockbuster, he visited a morning radio show on a rap station and not only talked up how much he loves Dr. Dre’s album The Chronic 2001 but proved it. Star-Lord shocked the hosts, busting out a near-flawless rendition of Eminem’s incendiary verse from the 1999 hit “Forgot About Dre” – complete with a pretty passable impression of Marshall Mathers’ frantic, cartoonish voice. Here’s a fun link that contains a clip of him dropping science, plus another video that synchs up his performance with an instrumental version of the original song. Maybe it’ll make Awesome Mix Vol. 2? Funny, I figured Rocket would be the likely Slim Shady fan – so much anger!

Mike McCann

Mike McCann is a lifelong geek with a deep and abiding passion for comic books, science fiction and all things pop culture. Why, yes - he IS an only child...how did you know? He's also a history major, a hockey and football fanatic and a music nerd of the highest order. In other words, you want him on your pub trivia team. Seven year old Mike once received a letter from DC Comics encouraging him to "keep drawing and maybe you'll work for us someday!" His grade school library published a Dungeons & Dragons-inspired book he wrote at 12, and he's never looked back. Since then, he has worked in creative or strategic roles at college radio stations and newspapers, record companies, music magazines, dens of Internet iniquity, budding media empires, global telecommunications outfits and software development consultancies, with each stop allowing him to turn his hobbies into a job. Call him the Vice President of (Arrested) Business Development. Mike lives in Toronto, Canada with his patient wife and their five year old, superhero-obsessed son. Among their prized possessions are a NM copy of X-Men #94, a replica of the Shakespeare bust from the Batman TV show and a Death Star cookie jar.

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