Shia LaBeouf stuns fans with seriously impressive freestyle rap

Shia LaBeouf can rap very well. Photo / Getty
Shia LaBeouf can rap very well. Photo / Getty

Shia LaBeouf - actor, artist, trouble-maker - has revealed he has another, previously unknown talent: rapping.

The Transformers star, currently on the promotional trail for his film Man Down, appeared as a guest on the radio show Sway In The Morning, where he was invited to take part in a feature dubbed the '5 Fingers of Death' challenge.

Guests who take part - usually professional rappers - are challenged to perform a freestyle rap over five different beats.



One might assume that a pampered Hollywood star with no known musical experience would be setting himself up for a humiliating fall by agreeing to take part.

Heaven knows, there's no shortage of hubristic stars who've managed to comprehensively humiliate themselves with ham-fisted attempts at rapping.

But not so with Shia who, over the course of the challenge, proved himself to be pretty damned good.

Consequnces of Sound writer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer was among those doffing their cap to the actor's rapping skills, saying: "Like a great many freestyles, LaBeouf gets corny at points, but the general assurance and skill with which he delivers his verses suggest that yeah, most likely, he's done this before."

Commenting on his guest's performance, host Sway said: "This is what the show is about. There's no divisiveness in this show. There's no discrimination in this show. You either got bars, or you don't."

You can watch the whole thing on the YouTube clip below - but be warned, it features a large amount of swearing and language that may cause offence.

- Daily Telegraph UK

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