The never-before-seen extended version of Louis Theroux's rap has been released for the first time
Notting Hill Gate / My Fiat skates
Docmentarain, presenter and national treasure Louis Theroux has many memorable moments from his films. But there is perhaps none more loved than his infamous verse on the 'Rap' episode of Weird Weekends.
Going on an American hip-hop station, Louis bust out a few bars about driving in his Fiat, and drinking red wine. He even still gets asked about it today.
With the pandemic limiting travel options, Louis' latest series is looking back at his previous work.
In the first episode of Louis Therous: Life on the Edge, he went back to his films from the 1990s, and yes, that included the Rap episode.
And not only did Louis reflect on it, we also got some never-before-seen footage. It appears that there was actually a second verse to his rap, which got cut for time.
"We didn't use it, we didn't need the rap to be that long," Louis explained. "But it exists, it's not very good."
And here it is in all it's glory.
— BBC Two (@BBCTwo) September 6, 2020
The previously-unheard lines mostly relate to his Fiat, and namecheck some of the nicer party of West London.
"Shepherd's Bush, my compact push," Louis raps.
"Notting Hill Gate, my Fiat skates, with a crate of cabernet, but not today."
"Cos I gotta drive, I wanna stay alive. Not because it's illicit, do I have to get explicit? As a matter of fact, I sip on the 'gnac, with big and Reece, 200 diamonds in their piece."
"I'm trying to get mine, so I can shine."
Ok, yeah, it is not great Louis. But we're still glad to hear it.
While he does play it for laughs here, Louis Theroux is actually a noted hip-hop head who even wrote into Hip-Hop Connection magazine back in the day, under the name King Lou-E.
Louis Theroux: Life of the Edge episode one is available on BBC iPlayer.