J.J. Abrams Joined Ham4Ham to Sing Force Awakens’ Cantina Song


How does a bastard, orphan, son of a Port and a Hayden, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in space's Outer Rim, impoverished by providence and Jawas, grow up to be a Jedi and a scholar? We're not sure, but rather than provide the answer, Force Awakens buddies Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams came together in a wretched hive of scum and villainy to perform a little ditty for Wednesday's Ham4Ham. The occasion was May the 4th — a day that makes everyone sound like a Jedi with a lisp — and the song was the cantina tune from Episode VII, which, Manuel explained, was basically a Huttese version of Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me." (The movie version is available for download here.) You learn something new every day.