The Timeless movie is arriving on NBC in just under seven days’ time now, so who is ready for a little bit of magic courtesy of one Malcolm Barrett?
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If you look below, you can see Barrett (performing under his surname Verbal the Rapper) performing a tribute rap to the show entitled “Hero in a Hoodie.” This is a moniker that was first handed to Rufus a little while back, and he described that a little bit more in a new interview with TVInsider:
It was a really cool way to pay tribute to the show and also expose the fans to a little more of my musical side. Every once in a while I’d do some freestyle videos on my Instagram. I love the term “Hero in a Hoodie.” It’s so subversive in many ways. There’s been so many negative connotations with that. When we got the very first pilot, I said, to see a black man running in a hoodie and he’s the hero scientist is an anomaly in the media so it’s really great to have this image out there. To put this idea out there of being a hero, to having an artist of color to represent this culture, the place I’m from. That is both Brooklyn and this way of dressing, but it’s also about science. I came from a background in science and math, and so it’s a very good way to merge all of those images and all of those ideas into one final tribute.
This is a really fun video that is worth watching both for the rap ability, the small cameo from Claudia Doumit (who plays Jiya), and also the lyrical content itself. It’s a great way to reflect back on the last two seasons and give a little bit of love to the fans who are responsible for this show sticking around. The only reason that this movie is happening is because of its viewers; heck, that’s the only reason that we got a season 2! Neither one of these things were guaranteed but somehow, someway, all of the viewers out there found a way in order to make some great things happen for the cast and crew behind the scenes.
What do you think about Barrett’s video tribute to the series, and does this make you even more excited to check out everything on the Timeless movie coming up? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: NBC.)