Bill Nye—notorious “science guy,” mechanical engineer, longtime TV persona, and budding philosopher—is making a zany foray into rap.
Nye’s new science talk show on Netflix, Bill Nye Saves the World, is going to air this week with a rap theme song made by Tyler, the Creator, according to announcements the show made on social media. Tyler, a 26-year-old rapper and producer who’s collaborated with the likes of Kanye West and Jay Z, at first seems as starkly opposite as can be from the 61-year-old Nye. But the two explained in a short video that Nye’s long-running original show greatly influenced Tyler during childhood and inspired the rapper to put out a “fresh new take” on the PBS show’s classic theme song.
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