Buzz Aldrin, Rapper?

By Amos Zeeberg (Discover Web Editor) | June 23, 2009 12:24 pm

Former man-on-the-moon Buzz Aldrin apparently has taken one giant leap for rapkind: He has recorded a rap song called “Rocket Experience.”

Aldrin teamed up with Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, and Soulja Boy to produce the rap. Check out the video spoof of Dogg, Jones, and Aldrin recording, Spinal Tap style. Aldrin hopes the song will foster an interest in space in today’s young people. He told USA Today:

“I’m not too good at carrying a tune, but I do have rhythm,” says Aldrin, who got the idea from a family member who felt the genre would have a broad reach. Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation, which promotes science and exploration, is one of three beneficiaries of the song’s iTunes sales. “I want kids interested in space. It’s their future”….[Aldrin] says rapping with Snoop Dogg proved almost as daunting as space. “Snoop had this great hand language going as he sang, which was hard for me,” Aldrin says. “But when it comes to getting people’s attention, comedy goes a long way.”

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Image: flickr / insidetwit

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Space & Aliens Therefrom
MORE ABOUT: Buzz Aldrin, music, rap, space
  • danthemanhan

    ouch. amusing to watch though.

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  • http://www.myspace.com PAIN513

    What’s up Everyone my name is PAIN IAM A CINCINNATI RAPPER/SONGWRITTER. IAM 16 AND MY MIXTAPE JUST CAME OUT IN STORES CALLED THE GOLDEN STANDRED GO COPP IT AND ADD ME ON MYSPACE/Ppainn513@gmail.com

  • Uggo

    wow. pain? really? 16 years old? from the hard streets of OHIO?

    no one cares bro. mixtapes dont come out in stores, and you probably dont even rap anymore.

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