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Donald Glover’s Music Gets STAR WARS-ified in LANDO GAMBINO (Nerdist Presents)

When Lucasfilm was looking for the perfect person to play the young version of Han’s old friend—the future leader of Cloud City and the suavest guy in the galaxy far, far away—they knew they couldn’t just settle for one of the coolest actors around. Instead, they cast a multi-talented star who’s as adept in a recording studio as he is in front of the camera. Unfortunately, we doubt Solo will give Donald Glover a chance to show his musical skills. But that doesn’t mean we can’t, which is why we’re proud to bring you the Childish Gambino/Lando Calrissian mashup we all deserve.

Nerdist Presents “Lando Gambino – A Star Wars Parody,” a medley inspired by some of Childish Gambino’s best hits—including “Freaks and Geeks,” “3005,” and “RedboneMedley”—delivered by a smuggler who can drop bars with ease as he rakes in the biggest pots at the table. All while rocking a cape like no one else can. It should be said that the video intends no parody of “This Is America,” as this is meant to be a fun homage to some of Glover’s more lighthearted musical fare. Enjoy:

You can find the lyrics to “Lando Gambino” below, along with the entire cast and crew who worked on it.

What other Childish Gambino song would you love to hear Lando’s take on next? Tell us in the comments below.

Lando Gambino Medley Lyrics

“Freaks And Geeks”

They say that Lando is a mastermind
gamble chips to pass the time
Sex appeal, drop a dime, pay your debts, I’m spending mine
The fleet a vicious crew, but beware the ship is stolen
L3 put you in your place, now that’s perfect hibernation
Yeah, Calreezy put in work, Ima boss smuggle something
Yeah, this cape hella suits me, swag two button
Yo these troopers actin crazy when they’re chasing down Han
Always bettin in the club, and my heist game strong
Yo this deal is a disaster, gettin’ worse all the time
I got something up my sleeve, say the odds! I don’t mind
And my mines make that dinero, so I’m gassin’ up the blasters
Kessel runnin’ this ship, you are just Nerf Herder


In Carbonite I know they freezin you
But all along, I knew I’d come for you
With these other rebels, and Nien Nunb by my side
Ima keep you alive, SOLO
Hold up, wait a parsec, Milli mine just a week ago
Han at my house and we gamble every weekend so
Threw the golden dice, now it all went wrong
Knocked the ship around, like I don’t know, like you won’t keep it long
Now the grill is gone Not a system, You got that Skywalker?
I don’t understand you, girl why you Chewbacca?
Dropping bars in my caperoom, while you choking like Jabba
So high up in cloud city, with my X-8 Night Sniper
Yeah, we slangin’ that Sabbac, beastmode our fuel is so hyper
If you don’t got a good feeling then let the liars be fighters
Solo (Lando) [x8]


It’s Lando!
He’s a scoundrel
A card player
and a gambler
It’s Lando!
He’s a scoundrel
Now he will tell you lies!
It’s Lando!


Lando Calrissian Gerald Grissette
Droid Gordon Tarpley
Blue Alien Shadia Elise
Marauder Alien Bradley Stewart
Robed Alien Michael McMaster
Stormtoopers Rommie Carrillo and Deborah Carrillo
Twi’lek 1 Jex Resheske
Twi’lek 2 Kat Sheridan
House Manager Jamie Avera
Green Alien William Miyamoto
Dancing Alien Nayeli Morales
Bearded Man Jeffrey Carta
Bounty Hunter 1 Josh Tessier
Bounty Hunter 2 Christopher Troy
Waiter Joe Perez


Directed by Andrew Bowser
Produced by Jason Nguyen
Music Producer Freddy Scott
Lyrics by Andrew Bowser, Jason Nguyen, Freddy Scott, and Erik Kozura
Vocalists Gerald Grissette & Mia Jones
Edited by Tim Herrold
Colorist Andy Inglat
Sound Design Jon Odate
Associate Producer Erik Kozura
Stunt Coordinator Josh Tessier
Stunt Performer Christopher Troy
Stunt Performer Joe Perez
Dir. of Photography Connor Heck
Steadicam Operator Chris Loh
1st AC Will Hetch
2nd AC Natalie Abraham
Gaffer Kevin Cho
BBE Chris Agbobu
Key Grip Faisal Shah
BBG Cooper Shine
SFX MU Sidney Cumbie
SFX MU Jackie Coon
Key HMU Cici Andersen
Key Wardrobe Rae Esterlina
Production Designer Adam Nungester
Art Assistant Lindsey Perry
Specialty Wardrobe Casey Wong
Set Photography Josh Thomas
Production Coordinator Katy Hampton
Key Set PA Forrest Brown
PA Ben Papac
PA Jordan Rockower
PA Jon Odate
Shot at Fat Eye Studios

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