Add rapping to the list of things you were surprised John C. Reilly could do, then cross it off, because of course the Oscar-nominated actor would be able to do that.
The “Ralph Breaks the Internet” actor appeared on SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning” Thursday, where host Sway Calloway put Reilly on the spot to lay down some bars. He did not disappoint.
“Dance young ladies till your knees start to weaken. Cause I got the style, the class to go with it. I’m numero uno – don’t you forget it,” Reilly rapped, putting all other musicians to shame.
Reilly rapped “Spoonin Rap” from 1979 by R&B artist Spoonie Gee. He mentioned before launching into his performance that he was a big fan of Sugarhill Gang growing up, who once sampled Spoonie Gee. Listen to the original here.
The “Step Brothers” actor also did some non-rapping things on the show, including talking about the sequel to “Wreck-It Ralph,” and you can listen to that here after you’ve watched Reilly’s rap another 10 times. And how dope is Reilly wearing his headphones upside down? Here’s another verse just for fun:
“I can dance all night just to keep in step, and if you watch, you might gain a rep. So do it do it dooo ittt.”
SiriusXM’s Sway Calloway hosts Sway in the Morning daily from 8:00 am to 12 p.m. ET on Eminem’s exclusive SiriusXM channel Shade 45. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens Nov. 21.
Watch the video above.