‘Friends’ is a very different show with this rap anthem theme music

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Turns out the ‘Friends’ credits are much better over southern rap music

It was meant to be.

May 1, 2017, 1:53 pm

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Audrey Browning

Apparently the title sequence of Friends fits perfectly with C-Murder’s “Down For My N****z,” as this Twitter user discovered. Don’t think too hard about it, just enjoy the surreal juxtaposition of happy and white New Yorkers dancing to southern-fried rap music.

For his part, C-Murder (born Corey Miller) has been serving a life sentence since 2002 following a second-degree murder conviction in a night club shooting. The No Limits Records standout’s 1999 anthem stemmed from his Trapped In Crime LP, and featured Snoop Dogg.

This isn’t the first time a Friends scene has perfectly lined up with a rap song. Someone put Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” over the scene where Marcel the monkey makes Chandler, Joey, and Ross dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OnGCZMyYXM

Why do scenes from Friends work so well with rap music? Mostly it’s because early seasons involved lots of spastic dancing from its male leads: They recall over-served wedding guests on the dance floor. Perhaps the bigger question, however, is why do we not have more of these?

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*First Published: May 1, 2017, 1:53 pm