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Hugh Jackman Rapped A 'Music Man' Song With LL Cool J And T.I. At The Tonys

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T.I., Hugh Jackman and LL Cool J perform during the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions) | Theo Wargo via Getty Images

Hugh Jackman is a man of many talents, and now he can had rapper to the list. While hosting the Tony Awards on Sunday night, the actor recounted a story about being in a production of "The Music Man" at a young age, and how the show's opening song, "Rock Island," was a progenitor of rap music. Then he invited LL Cool J and T.I. onstage to prove that conceit with a modernization of "Rock Island." Using a beat that Jackman said was produced by Questlove, the unlikely trio provided the Tonys with its most surprising moment. We'll just assume this was Jackman stumping for a role in NBC's live production of "The Music Man."

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