If Eminem ever decides to do an 8 Mile sequel, he might need to give Shia LaBeouf a call.
On Friday, the eccentric actor stopped by SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning, where he eagerly took part in the “5 Fingers of Death” freestyle challenge. Before launching into an impressive four consecutive minutes of rhyming, the Transformers star showed how comfortable he was by even calling for a faster beat when the music began.
Rapping to various beats, LaBeouf spit verses such as, “What I am is I’m criminal with syllables and pronouns/Watch how it goes down/Yeah, my whole sound is profound/Freestyle with Sway, you would think I was a pro now/And it’s pronounced Shia LaBeouf/I’m flying high and high ain’t enough.”
Some of the many references in LaBeouf’s crowd-pleasing lyrics included his recent marriage, Kevin Costner, and Darth Vader. The actor also accurately predicted the video would go viral, while deeming himself both the “Jewish Tupac” and the “Einstein of Rhyming.”
“My life is like a highlight reel/Don’t like me, check Twitter, how the zeitgeist feel/Sway and Shade 45 is what I just killed,” he victoriously concluded, immediately smacking the mic down and walking around in triumph.
Calling it a “big moment for my life,” LaBeouf wasn’t the only one blown away by his skills. “It’s the dawn of a new era, ladies and gentleman,” said Sway, the host and MTV personality. “Shia LaBeouf! Number one MC in Hollywood!”
Watch LaBeouf’s 8 Mile moment above.