Have you seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet? Don’t worry if not, as there are no spoilers here, but did you know that the movie played some subtle homage to legendary hip-hop crew, The Beastie Boys?
An alien character called ‘Slowen-Lo’ was named for the Beastie’s 1986 track ‘Slow and Low’ from their debut album, Licensed to Ill.
However, this isn’t the first time the sci-fi franchise has paid reference to the New York rap group. ‘The Force Awakens’ included an alien resistance pilot character called ‘Ello Asty’ – which was inspired by The Beastie Boys’ ‘Hello Nasty’ album title.
Star Wars director, JJ Abrams has never shied away from admitting his love for The Beastie Boys and hip-hop culture.
We wonder if there are any other hip-hop inspired names that we may have missed…
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