This month marks the 28-year anniversary of the premiere of the long-(train)-running children's TV show, Thomas and Friends , starring every kid's favorite lil' steam engine, Thomas the Tank Engine . As all Thomas viewers know, this cheeky train's trademark trait is that he yearns to be "a very useful engine." But did you know Thomas is actually most useful... when combined with RAP? At least that's what we learned via the glorious Interwebz, and these 10 head-on collisions of classic hip-hop lyrics and the Thomas and Friends ' theme. Trust us, they're off da rails.
Thomas vs. N.W.A - "Straight Outta Compton"
You are now about to witness the strength of steam knowledge.
(Props 2 Dave Byrd.)
Thomas vs. 2Pac - "Thug 4 Life"
Chug 4 Life!
(Props 2 DjMixesTomBoi.)
Thomas vs. Biggie - "Come On"
You can't touch Thomas' riches. Even if you had Sir Topham Hatt and them South Coast Railway bitches.
(Props 2 wasakwarrior.)
Thomas vs. Ludacris - "Move Bitch"
You about to get ran the fuck over.
(Props 2 thenextwindow.)
Thomas vs. Snoop Dogg - "Drop It Like It's Hot"
If a train catch an attitude, park it like it's hot, park it like it's hot.
(Props 2 BeatBreaker06.)
Thomas vs. 2Pac ft. Dr. Dre - "California Love"
The Island of Sodor... knows how to party.
(Props 2 beatTV.)
Thomas vs. 50 Cent - "In Da Club"
Go, Thomas, it's your birthday.
(Props 2 sparkybee2kay7.)
Thomas vs. Will Smith - "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Wait, this isn't how this song actually goes?
(Props 2 KhrisTheNinja.)
Thomas vs. DMX - "Get It On the Floor"
You can ride to this motherfucker.
(Props 2 Koolfox.)
Thomas vs. The Game ft. 50 Cent - "Hate It Or Love It"
He's rap's MVT.
(Props 2 tk.)