'Rogue One' Star Riz Ahmed Slays a 'Star Wars' Freestyle Rap on 'The Tonight Show': Watch

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Riz Ahmed and host Jimmy Fallon during the "Wheel of Freestyle" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Dec. 7, 2016.

In addition to being a bad-ass actor and playing pilot Bodhi Rook in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Riz Ahmed also happens to be a killer MC. He proved his skills on The Tonight Show on Wednesday night (Dec. 7) during the "Wheel of Freestyle" game by slaying a Jedi-level rhyme off the dome. The London-based Nightcrawler and The Night Of star first described to host Jimmy Fallon the disastrous audition process for the film, describing how he spammed the movie's director, Gareth Edwards, with 14 audition tapes and still getting invited to join the Star Wars family.

Then it was time to get down to the real business at hand as Ahmed watched the Freestyle Generator serve up a doozy: a rhyme incorporating three classic characters -- Yoda, Darth Vader and the daunting Lando Calrissian. "What the h... what's up with the last one?" a seemingly flustered Ahmed asked Fallon. 

Child's play, as it turns out. "The beat's stripped back/ Like it's wearin' a toga," rapped the British-Pakistani MC, who frequents rap battles in the U.K. and is a member of the Swet Shop Boys crew along with Heems of Das Racist. "The Roots do a lot with a little just like Yoda."

Check out the rest of his rap below:

 

 


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