20 Star Wars Rap References to Awaken the Force

Read these bars, you must.

Read These Bars, You Must - Star Wars has developed a massive cult following since the first film came out in 1977. On top of being essential film characters, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Yoda have found their way as wordplay and references in the lyrics of well-known rap songs. As the seventh film in the series is released, we took a look back at 20 Star Wars references to see which rappers will be watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens during opening weekend. —Janice Llamoca(Photo: 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

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Read These Bars, You Must - Star Wars has developed a massive cult following since the first film came out in 1977. On top of being essential film characters, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Yoda have found their way as wordplay and references in the lyrics of well-known rap songs. As the seventh film in the series is released, we took a look back at 20 Star Wars references to see which rappers will be watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens during opening weekend. —Janice Llamoca(Photo: 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

“Tell them ho, take they clothes off slowly / Hit ‘em with the Force like Obi” - “Hypnotize” by the Notorious B.I.G. - Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi doesn’t use the Force around the ladies. But if Biggie were a Jedi, it would probably be a different story.(Photo: Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox Films)

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“Tell them ho, take they clothes off slowly / Hit ‘em with the Force like Obi” - “Hypnotize” by the Notorious B.I.G. - Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi doesn’t use the Force around the ladies. But if Biggie were a Jedi, it would probably be a different story.(Photo: Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox Films)

“Jump out on you now like I was Jawa from f**king Star Wars / Jabba the Hutt, beddy-bye-bye, beddy-bye-bye, it’s time to die” - “Stay Wide Awake” by Eminem - Death was always a point of reference for Eminem and the way he tied it back to Star Wars? George Lucas would be proud.(Photo: Eamonn McCormack/WireImage

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“Jump out on you now like I was Jawa from f**king Star Wars / Jabba the Hutt, beddy-bye-bye, beddy-bye-bye, it’s time to die” - “Stay Wide Awake” by Eminem - Death was always a point of reference for Eminem and the way he tied it back to Star Wars? George Lucas would be proud.(Photo: Eamonn McCormack/WireImage

“We call it Star Wars / When the shots ring out, Star Wars” - “Star Wars” by Nas - The battle Nas is referring to isn't galactic, but a battle nonetheless.(Photo: Lucasfilm, LTD)

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“We call it Star Wars / When the shots ring out, Star Wars” - “Star Wars” by Nas - The battle Nas is referring to isn't galactic, but a battle nonetheless.(Photo: Lucasfilm, LTD)

“She’s dressed up in gold, C-3PO” - “Pink Toes” by Childish Gambino - C-3PO is the flashiest of all the droids since he's dipped in gold, much like the girl CG is talking about.(Photo: Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

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“She’s dressed up in gold, C-3PO” - “Pink Toes” by Childish Gambino - C-3PO is the flashiest of all the droids since he's dipped in gold, much like the girl CG is talking about.(Photo: Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

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“I’ma open up a store for aspiring MCs / Won’t sell ‘em no dream, but the inspiration is free / But if they ever flip sides like Anakin / You’ll sell everything including the mannequin.“ - “Gone” by Kanye West ft. Cam'ron & Consequence - Before Darth Vader joined the Dark Side, he was Anakin. In this case, if the aspiring MC joined the Dark Side, he'd be a sellout. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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“I’ma open up a store for aspiring MCs / Won’t sell ‘em no dream, but the inspiration is free / But if they ever flip sides like Anakin / You’ll sell everything including the mannequin.“ - “Gone” by Kanye West ft. Cam'ron & Consequence - Before Darth Vader joined the Dark Side, he was Anakin. In this case, if the aspiring MC joined the Dark Side, he'd be a sellout. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

"Han Solo till I'm hit by the bullet / So may the Force be with you, and I'll hit you when better time permits” - “Happy Valentine’s Day” by OutKast - Although Han Solo isn't a Jedi, he was a smooth transition for Andre 3000 to include the Force Star Wars reference.(Photo: Lucasfilm LTD.)

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"Han Solo till I'm hit by the bullet / So may the Force be with you, and I'll hit you when better time permits” - “Happy Valentine’s Day” by OutKast - Although Han Solo isn't a Jedi, he was a smooth transition for Andre 3000 to include the Force Star Wars reference.(Photo: Lucasfilm LTD.)

“She ain’t know, that innocent s**t with Obi-Wan / Behind a Jedi back can turn Anakin to Vader / Your lack of faith in the Force is disturbin’” - “Anakin’s Prayer” by Jay Electronica - In this track, Jay Elect is comparing himself to Darth Vader and describing how an act of deception can make one go Dark.(Photo: Lucasfilm LTD.) 

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“She ain’t know, that innocent s**t with Obi-Wan / Behind a Jedi back can turn Anakin to Vader / Your lack of faith in the Force is disturbin’” - “Anakin’s Prayer” by Jay Electronica - In this track, Jay Elect is comparing himself to Darth Vader and describing how an act of deception can make one go Dark.(Photo: Lucasfilm LTD.) 

“Even though I get slammed with lawsuits like car doors / See three POs like Star Wars” - “Blessings” by Big Sean ft. Kanye West - The C-3PO ("see three POs") line is a popular one. Kanye said he's always getting into trouble with the law, which brings out the three parole officers.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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“Even though I get slammed with lawsuits like car doors / See three POs like Star Wars” - “Blessings” by Big Sean ft. Kanye West - The C-3PO ("see three POs") line is a popular one. Kanye said he's always getting into trouble with the law, which brings out the three parole officers.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“We sell crack to our own out the back of our homes / We smell the must of the dusk and the crack of the dawn / And go through episodes, too, like ‘Attack of the Clones’” - “Get By” by Talib Kweli - The word "episode" ties the reference with lyrics. In this case, episode II is titled Attack of the Clones.(Photo: Lucasfilm, LTD)

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“We sell crack to our own out the back of our homes / We smell the must of the dusk and the crack of the dawn / And go through episodes, too, like ‘Attack of the Clones’” - “Get By” by Talib Kweli - The word "episode" ties the reference with lyrics. In this case, episode II is titled Attack of the Clones.(Photo: Lucasfilm, LTD)

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"Star Wars I’m Han Solo, with three egos / And three charges, I got to see three POs" - “Rap Phenomenon” by The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Method Man & Redman - Oh, Han Solo. He's an arrogant one, which accounts for the three egos. Then Method Man hits us with a little worldplay, dropping a reference to C-3PO.(Photo: Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis)

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"Star Wars I’m Han Solo, with three egos / And three charges, I got to see three POs" - “Rap Phenomenon” by The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Method Man & Redman - Oh, Han Solo. He's an arrogant one, which accounts for the three egos. Then Method Man hits us with a little worldplay, dropping a reference to C-3PO.(Photo: Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis)

“Makin’ MCs run when it comes to rappin’ I’m the Darth Vader” - “Recharge” by Fugees - Wyclef Jean's bars are so killer, he scares rapper like he was the Sith Lord Darth Vader.(Photo: Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis)

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“Makin’ MCs run when it comes to rappin’ I’m the Darth Vader” - “Recharge” by Fugees - Wyclef Jean's bars are so killer, he scares rapper like he was the Sith Lord Darth Vader.(Photo: Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis)

“My Chevy’s outside and it’s sittin’ on Kobe’s / And I keep the hood with me like Obi-Wan Kenobi” - “Party No Mo’” by Ludacris ft. Gucci Mane - While Luda's talking about cars, the hood Obi-Wan is mentioned with is the hooded cloak he wore when he first met Luke Skywalker.(Photo: Lucasfilm, LTD)

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“My Chevy’s outside and it’s sittin’ on Kobe’s / And I keep the hood with me like Obi-Wan Kenobi” - “Party No Mo’” by Ludacris ft. Gucci Mane - While Luda's talking about cars, the hood Obi-Wan is mentioned with is the hooded cloak he wore when he first met Luke Skywalker.(Photo: Lucasfilm, LTD)

“That’s when I snap and I’ll attack and go mad like Rambo / Or maybe like Commando, or like Lando Calrissian cause you know he was down with the Force” - “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Lando Calrissian wasn't a Jedi, but he did have Jedi friends, which means he was also down wth the Force.(Photo: Lucasfilm, LTD)

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“That’s when I snap and I’ll attack and go mad like Rambo / Or maybe like Commando, or like Lando Calrissian cause you know he was down with the Force” - “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Lando Calrissian wasn't a Jedi, but he did have Jedi friends, which means he was also down wth the Force.(Photo: Lucasfilm, LTD)

“No, cause he move like the wind, in flight / Counter-attack like a Jedi Knight” - “Wild Hot” by Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip - A Jedi knight is always ready to make his next move.(Photo: Lucasfilm, Ltd)

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“No, cause he move like the wind, in flight / Counter-attack like a Jedi Knight” - “Wild Hot” by Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip - A Jedi knight is always ready to make his next move.(Photo: Lucasfilm, Ltd)

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“This is the drill / Mr. Chill, gave me the green light like Yoda knife / So I’m a force my will / Like the Force I weild / Or course you will” - “Failure” by Lupe Fiasco - Lupe is just waiting for the OK to use the Jedi mind tricks for his own benefit.(Photo: MJ Kim/Getty Images)

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“This is the drill / Mr. Chill, gave me the green light like Yoda knife / So I’m a force my will / Like the Force I weild / Or course you will” - “Failure” by Lupe Fiasco - Lupe is just waiting for the OK to use the Jedi mind tricks for his own benefit.(Photo: MJ Kim/Getty Images)

“Come to free the mind and get the bulls**t up off me / The Jedi, only use The Force if ya force me / Shaolin What? Don’t get it f**ked up and cross me” - “Shaolin Worldwide” by Wu-Tang Clan ft. Streetlife - Method Man knows that Jedi knights are not supposed to give in to feelings of anger. Since he's technically not a Jedi, he'll have no trouble attacking.(Photo: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis)

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“Come to free the mind and get the bulls**t up off me / The Jedi, only use The Force if ya force me / Shaolin What? Don’t get it f**ked up and cross me” - “Shaolin Worldwide” by Wu-Tang Clan ft. Streetlife - Method Man knows that Jedi knights are not supposed to give in to feelings of anger. Since he's technically not a Jedi, he'll have no trouble attacking.(Photo: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis)

“I’m back in your life / Return of the Jedi / L.A. for a night, then return on the red eye” - “Big Screen” by GLC ft. Kanye West - Sometimes references are used only for the sake of rhyming, so enjoy the picture of Princess Leia in a bikini from Return of the Jedi.(Photo: Lucasfilm, Ltd.)

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“I’m back in your life / Return of the Jedi / L.A. for a night, then return on the red eye” - “Big Screen” by GLC ft. Kanye West - Sometimes references are used only for the sake of rhyming, so enjoy the picture of Princess Leia in a bikini from Return of the Jedi.(Photo: Lucasfilm, Ltd.)

“I strike the empire back, f**k the empire / High flying like the Millennium Falcon piloted by Han Solo / I never roll for dolo / Frontin’ on me’s a no-no” - “Know That” by Mos Def ft. Talib Kweli - Another way for Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, to say, "f**k the man!"(Photo: Corbis)

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“I strike the empire back, f**k the empire / High flying like the Millennium Falcon piloted by Han Solo / I never roll for dolo / Frontin’ on me’s a no-no” - “Know That” by Mos Def ft. Talib Kweli - Another way for Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, to say, "f**k the man!"(Photo: Corbis)

“LL the boss, like Luke with the Force / My technique’s ugly. dirty like rugby / Drop jewels like Yoda / My young students love me” - “Rocking with the G.O.A.T.” by LL Cool J - Due to LL Cool J's high hip hop skill set, he's qualified to teach the ancient art form of rapping, much like Yoda is qualified to teach young Jedi apprentices.(Photo: Lucasfilm, Ltd.)

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“LL the boss, like Luke with the Force / My technique’s ugly. dirty like rugby / Drop jewels like Yoda / My young students love me” - “Rocking with the G.O.A.T.” by LL Cool J - Due to LL Cool J's high hip hop skill set, he's qualified to teach the ancient art form of rapping, much like Yoda is qualified to teach young Jedi apprentices.(Photo: Lucasfilm, Ltd.)

“Follow you must, Rick Rubin my little Padawan / A Jedi in training, colossal brain and, thoughts are entertaining” - “Rhyme or Reason” by Eminem - Eminem is using Yoda's voice to give himself advice to follow the guidance of Rick Rubin.(Photo: Lucasfilm, Ltd.)

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“Follow you must, Rick Rubin my little Padawan / A Jedi in training, colossal brain and, thoughts are entertaining” - “Rhyme or Reason” by Eminem - Eminem is using Yoda's voice to give himself advice to follow the guidance of Rick Rubin.(Photo: Lucasfilm, Ltd.)