I always knew Ian McKellen was the coolest actor in the world and this just proves it. From TheOneRing.net
He’s been seen in Shakespeare, The Simpsons and the Shire – but now Sir Ian McKellen is branching out into garage music. The venerable actor recorded a Shakespearean sonnet onto a beat created by members of the Limehouse Youth Club. He was invited to the Limehouse Causeway club to launch an open art competition in association with the Narrow Street Fete. He said: “What they did there was great. Shakespeare is all based on beat, rhythm and rhyme, and all those things that rappers deal with.”
Maybe Guillermo del Toro could add a scene to The Hobbit where Gandalf goes off with the Elves to do some freestyling. Well maybe not in the film, but how about the DVD?