Check Out the Hip-Hop Connection to ‘Stranger Things’
Netflix strikes gold again with their newest series, Stranger Things. The show, set in 1983, follows a group of kids in Indiana trying to find a friend who vanishes into thin air. While friends, family and local police search for the missing child, a mysterious girl who has psychic powers pops up. The show is a fascinating story and one of the best things on Netflix right now.
What adds to the fantastic series is the music, particularly the opening synth-heavy credits created by S U R V I V E'S Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, who drop their new album, RR7349, on Sept. 30. S U R V I V E's music caught the attention of Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers and the rest is history.
The theme song became an instant hit and the internet is spreading the love. Fans have made epic remix versions of the the track and Wiz Khalifa even sampled it for a new song featuring J.R. Donato. Rappers have shown their love for the show through fashion too.
But this isn't a one-sided relationship. The stars from the show have shown their love for hip-hop too. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this month with her co-stars Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike) and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and she stole the show after rapping parts of Nicki Minaj's verse on Kanye West's 2010 hit "Monster."
XXL has compiled a list of the hip-hop connection to Stranger Things. Peep the list and the teaser for season 2 of Stranger Things here.
Wiz Khalifa Samples Stranger Things Theme on New Song
A few weeks ago, Wiz Khalifa sampled the Stranger Things theme song to create his own song of the same name featuring fellow featuring Taylor Gang member J.R. Donato.
“Them niggas talk about what they doing but they moving slow/While I’m knee-deep in the game, Mr. Doing Mo/This is the part where the teacher becomes the student/And you start to realize I’m the youngin’ you need to move with,” he raps on the second verse. The song is incredible.
Stranger Things Theme Song Mashes Up Perfectly With Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Desiigner and Kanye West
Twitter user @NathanZed decided to pair up some of hip-hop's greatest artists (and newcomers) with the Stranger Things theme song. The result, which he shared in videos on Snapchat and Twitter, is a mash up featuring Kanye West's "Power," Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle," Drake's "0 to 100" and Desiigner's "Panda."
He also added "Partition" by Beyoncé and made a Donald Trump remix. Watch them all below.
Fans Combine Childish Gambino's "Bonfire" With Theme Song
One mash up that went viral comes from SoundCloud user @kmlkmljkl. In a surprise move, Childish Gambino's "Bonfire" gets the Stranger Things theme song treatment. The result? Pure fire.
2 Chainz Rocks Stranger Things Hoodie
2 Chainz was spotted during Fashion Week showcasing his love for actor Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven from Stranger Things. The rapper chose to sport a hoodie by luxury lifestyle brand ih nom uh nit that features Eleven's face.
Rappers Tweet Their Love for the Show
Rappers such as Two 9's Jace, HBK's Kool John and plenty more have shown their appreciation for Stranger Things by sharing the love for the show on Twitter.