Hugh Jackman, LL Cool J, and T.I. Rapped the Opening Number from 'The Music Man'

In the Tony Awards' strangest moment, Hugh Jackman performed the opening patter song from The Music Man as a rap with LL Cool J and T.I. 

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In the Tony Awards' strangest moment, Hugh Jackman performed the opening patter song from The Music Man, "Rock Island," as a rap with LL Cool J and T.I. Questlove "came up with the beat" per Jackman. Reaction was, let's just say, varied: 

Really, the whole thing is better seen than described so watch the video, below:

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