Simon Vozick-Levinson
June 23, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

In July 1969, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. became the second human being to set foot on the surface of the moon. Now he’s striding boldly into another strange new terrain nearly four decades later: novelty rap. Yes, for some reason Aldrin has recorded a hip-hop song called “Rocket Experience” in order to raise funds for several space-related charities. Since this is apparently Unexpected Music from Famous Old Folks Week here at the Mix, go ahead and check out Aldrin’s just-released video for “Rocket Experience,” below.

I won’t lie and say that Aldrin is anything resembling a talented rapper. Then again, the fact that he’s premiering this video on suggests that he is perhaps aware of this fact. Anyway, if nothing else, this clip is worth watching just to see actual rap titans Snoop Dogg and Talib Kweli jamming away in the studio with Aldrin around the 3:00 mark. Those guys’ co-signs have got to count for something, right? Also, let’s not forget that Buzz Aldrin has literally walked on the moon, people. Eat your hearts out, The-Dream and Kanye! Check out the “Rocket Experience” clip below and let us know how you like Aldrin’s space-age swagger.

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