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Tupac, 50 Cent, and Drake sync perfectly with ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’

It's lit, fam.


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Jul 6, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 12:44 am CDT

Thomas the Tank Engine is one of the internet’s favorite canvases, and its theme song has long provided source material for rap mashups. One Tankhead recently offered further proof that it syncs up perfectly with more than a dozen hip-hop tracks.

YouTuber KayLow cut songs from Drake, Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, KRS-One, Lil Wayne, NWA, and more with the show’s syncopated piano-bar theme song, and the video is a reminder that the series was kind of dark. Many of the trains look stressed out and maybe they never wanted a life on the rails.

But when 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” hits? Chills.

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*First Published: Jul 6, 2017, 12:26 pm CDT