Buzz Aldrin Raps With Snoop Dogg

Astronaut pairs with unlikely collaborators to benefit charity
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 2:01 PM CDT

What’s next for a man who’s walked on the moon? For 79-year-old astronaut Buzz Aldrin, it’s recording a rap song, USA Today reports. “I'm not too good at carrying a tune, but I do have rhythm,” says Aldrin, who collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy, and Quincy Jones on “Rocket Experience.” Buzz has “the biggest buzz on the streets right now,” says Snoop. “I only work with the best.”

Aldrin, whose ShareSpace science and exploration foundation benefits from song sales, wants to reach out to the younger generation. “I want kids interested in space,” he says. “It's their future.” The accompanying Funny or Die “making of” video features Quincy Jones pumping Aldrin’s “great groove.” Aldrin, at first hesitant to go the comedy route, eventually determined that “when it comes to getting people's attention, comedy goes a long way.” (More Buzz Aldrin stories.)

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