Star Wars nerds and Hamilton geeks tend to fill two fairly different subreddits. But today, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined (ahem) forces to create something that both groups can mutually freak out over.
As a horde of Hamilton fans waited outside the theater today, hoping to score a ticket to the show through its Ham4Ham lottery, Miranda and Abrams surprised fans with a live performance of the song “Jabba Flow,” from The Force Awakens. Miranda and Abrams co-wrote the song, which Miranda says is written in “Huttese.”
“I went to a website that had all the Huttese glossary of terms and it translates as, ‘No, lover, lover. It wasn’t me,’” Miranda told screaming the crowd. “It’s literally a Shaggy intergalactic remix.”
Because demand for Hamilton is so high (and tickets are so good-god expensive) Miranda and his fellow cast members regularly treat eager fans to a live performance outside the theater. That way, even the people who don’t get a ticket don’t go home empty-handed. But, Miranda and Abrams arranged today’s Ham4Ham show specifically for May the Fourth, aka Star Wars Day.
“Jabba Flow” is available now on StarWars.com and iTunes, but really, all you need is right here in this video. Enjoy.