Jay-Z Revealed As Ghostwriter for Bugz Bunny in “Space Jam”
Rapper Jay-Z Revealed as the Ghostwriter for Bugs Bunny on Space Jam Soundtrack
Fly like an eagle! Time keeps on slippin’! For 90s babies, Space Jam is one of the most iconic flicks of their youth. Rare are the circumstances when one of the most prosperous cartoon companies of all time colludes with the most prominent athlete to produce a child-friendly banger. But, a little-known fact is that the greatest rapper of all time played a modest part in the project as well. Bugs Bunny, Michael Jordan, and a multitude of Warner Bros characters induced an unprecedented visual experience to the silver screen, and to the hardwood. Additionally, Jay-Z has been unveiled as a ghostwriter for those bars that Bugs splutters all over the soundtrack.
Making Nostalgic Magic
Cameos from Charles Barkley and other NBA players help make the film stand the test of time. But, the real magic emanated from the nostalgic soundtrack. The setlist highlights special appearances from some of the biggest acts in the music of the 90s. The closing track of the record is a song called “Buggin” from the one and only Bugs Bunny.
Of course, people didn’t think Bugz was smooth enough to write his own rhymes, did they? Honestly, he could barely garner the attention of Lola. Nonetheless, it’s been revealed that the “Jigga man” made his mark on the album.
Jay-Z Revealed as Bugs Bunny’s Ghostwriter
During an interview back in 2012, the late Reggie “Combat Jack” Osse revealed that Jay-Z wrote for Bugz during his beginning days at Roc-A-Fella Records.
“We did a licensing deal for Jay to ghostwrite lyrics for the Bugs Bunny character for the Space Jam soundtrack,” said Combat Jack.
With the new knowledge of the soundtrack, the success of the film just advanced to a new level. For those who never saw the film, it’s not available on Netflix. Happy streaming during quarantine and remember to throw up the ROC, next time you hear “What’s Up Doc?”