Monday, February 13, 2006

Nuthin But A Droid Thang

Before we get started here, I'd like to announce the schedule for the week. I would have done this yesterday, but my computer was crippled for most of the day with some sort of virus.

2/13: Dr. Dre - The Chronic
2/14: Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
2/15: Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
2/16: Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
2/17: Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

Again, it's all Star Wars this week. I think the week after next, I'm going to take a few of the records that have been successful with Star Wars and try them with Empire and Jedi. Otherwise I'm going to just keep trying new records with Star Wars, and that's not fair to the other two movies. I gotta set some time aside for them.

Okay, that's outta the way. Now, on to today's experiment!



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


The Chronic, Dr. Dre's classic solo debut. Changed the hip-hop landscape forever. Simultaneously launched the careers of Snoop Doggy Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, and the Lady of Rage. Established Dre's reputation as a miracle producer. Made me wonder what the hell "endo" was.

As usual, I started the album right after the second drumroll in the 20th Century Fox fanfare.


- "Fuck Wit Dre Day" starts right after the opening crawl disappears.

- The line "it's time for the doctor to check yo' ass" in "Fuck Wit Dre Day" is heard right before the major explosion that rocks the Tantive IV.

- In the middle of "Fuck With Dre Day," someone is heard laughing. When this person starts laughing, C-3PO looks up, as if he can hear it.

- The line "step on up" in "Fuck Wit Dre Day" is heard as Darth Vader steps aboard the Tantive IV.

- As Vader is choking the Rebel soldier aboard the Tantive IV, the line "punishing punk motherfuckers real quick-like" is heard in "Fuck Wit Dre Day."

- "Let Me Ride" starts as the droids are getting into the escape pod.

- R2-D2 is rolling away from C-3PO on the surface of Tatooine when we hear the line "my deez keep spinnin'" in "Let Me Ride."

- "The Day The Niggaz Took Over" starts as we begin to see shots of the Jawas sneaking up on Artoo.

- When the one Jawa shoots Artoo, the line "start to shoot" is heard in "The Day The Niggaz Took Over."

- As the Jawas are stealing Artoo, the newscaster who is talking about looting is heard in "The Day The Niggaz Took Over."

- The line "we 'bout had to rip shit up" in "Nuthin But A 'G' Thang" coincides with a shot of a Jawa pointing a gun at Threepio.

- Uncle Owen is looking at Threepio during the robot auction when the line "to add to my collection, the selection" is heard in "Nuthin But A 'G' Thang."

- R5-D4 explodes at the same time the line "it's like a cookie, they all crumble" is heard in "Nuthin But A 'G' Thang."

- Luke asks Threepio about the Rebellion against the Empire at the same time the male voice at the beginning of "Deeez Nuuuts" is heard saying, "I wanna ask you one question..."

- "Lil' Ghetto Boy" begins right as Luke walks out of the family meal after arguing with Uncle Owen.

- A male voice is heard at the beginning of "Lil' Ghetto Boy" repeating the phrase "new generation" as Luke is staring at the sunset.

- The lyric "Dear God, can you save me?" is heard in "Lil' Ghetto Boy" as Luke stares at the sunset.

- The camera is close-up on Obi-Wan in the Jundland Wastes when the phrase "who is the man with the masterplan?" is heard in "Nigga Witta Gun."

- The line "it's strange how I rearrange and change the business by droppin' shit like this" in "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat" coincides with Moff Tarkin walking into the Death Star conference room to announce the end of the Imperial Senate.

- The two characters in "The Twenty Dollar Sack Pyramid" win the game at the same time Luke sees his dead relatives.

- We see a shot of Obi-Wan brandishing his lightsaber after the cantina fracas as the line "I have no remorse 'cause I'm the fuckin' murderer" is heard in "High Powered."

- The lyrics "adapt to this, but you need to adapter/this is just the first chapter" in "High Powered" coincide with a shot of Luke looking dazed after the cantina fracas.

- Han Solo is talking about how great the Millennium Falcon is when we hear the line "fool, you better recognize!" in "High Powered."

- Right after Han shoots Greedo, the lyric "pumpin' slugs in motherfuckers" is heard (not sure what song this is in).

- The camera is on Tarkin when we hear "I'm the presenter and the inventor and the tormentor" in "Stranded On Death Row."

- The Millennium Falcon jumps into hyperspace as the line "gotsta fire it up" is heard in "The Roach."

- The Death Star fires as we hear another "gotsta fire it up" in "The Roach."

- The line "not to be fucked with" is heard in "Bitches Ain't Shit" (I think) as Chewbacca is shown playing chess.


Twenty-eight synchs. Can you believe it? There would have been more, but George Lucas ultimately decided to cut the scene where Han Solo passes a joint around after the Rebels escape from the Death Star. It ate up too much time, and test audiences had a tough time believing Luke could navigate the Death Star trench with such ease while heartily baked.

But I kid. Hearing the two guys in "The Twenty Dollar Sack Pyramid" celebrating their victory while Luke was staring at his dead relatives was probably the most disturbing moment I've experienced during all of this experimenting so far. The one guy in that skit has the sickest-sounding voice ever. That's the voice I hear in my nightmares.

By the by, this officially kicks Pink Floyd down to third place. Not that this is a contest or anything. I'm just sayin', Pink Floyd's gettin' served on a weekly basis.


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