Joaquin Phoenix’s Rap Roots Revealed

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Separated at birth, by a great distance. Photo: Courtesy of MTV

Still trying to piece together Joaquin Phoenix's de-evolution from well-respected actor into dubious hip-hop artist? Some clues may lie in this brief scene from the new movie Two Lovers, in which Phoenix attempts to serenade a clearly bewildered Gwyneth Paltrow with a freestyle rap that includes the line "You want to bring it on? / 'Cause I'll blow up your face like Louis Armstrong." [The Playlist]