After an unprecedented acquiescence to fans on social media that resulted in a complete redesign of the main character, the first-ever live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie arrives in theaters this coming weekend and it got a song from the team of Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty & Sueco the Child to help promote it. “Speed Me Up” was released in late January with a music video featuring the crew playing some old school Genesis and getting sucked into some Sonic games. They turn into pixel characters but continue to sing and/or rap about Sonic while also comparing his speed to the speed of a relationship. The music video is pretty great, with lots of nods to the classic games and the song isn’t that bad either, with a similar sort of vibe to “Sunflower” from the Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse soundtrack. Riff Raff, who appears in the movie, is also supposed to have a song on the soundtrack but it doesn’t seem to be released yet. Check out the “Speed Me Up” music video below.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.