August 19, 2015


And Now the Muppets Will Rap N.W.A.'s "Express Yourself" for You

Straight Outta Compton, the $60 million box office smash that terrifically dramatizes N.W.A.'s come-up, has been a great reason to dig back into the group's greatness. (And a great reason for Dr. Dre to drop his first album in 16 years, the very-sharp Compton: A Soundtrack.) It's not all thinkpieces and discussions of the group's troubling misogyny, though. It's also fun craziness like the Muppets spitting "Express Yourself."

Not all the Muppets were up to the task; this one goes mainly to the bear called Fozzie and the frog known as Kermit. (Animal does pound some drums, because this clip wouldn't be respectable otherwise.) The positivity-bursting visual calls frequently and brilliantly on "Movin' Right Along," the inimitable musical moment from The Muppet Movie.

Fozzie and Kermit performing "Express Yourself" was put together by YouTube's AnimalRobot, which has mashed up Dinosaurs with the Notorious B.I.G. and Rick and Morty with Eminem. Also: Every episode of Friends playing simultaneously

Just a few days ago, AnimalRobot recreated the "Straight Outta Compton" music video exclusively through Grand Theft Auto V footage. Since you'll be needing that as well, here it is: