Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sueco The Child were the musical guests on the Monday night (February 10) episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and while there, they dashed around the stage for a zippy performance of their recently released Sonic the Hedgehog collab, “Speed Me Up.” Their motor-mouthed verses carried the spirit of the anthropomorphic blue hedgehog onto the stage.
When Sonic runs in the video games named after him, his feet propel him so fast that sometimes clouds of smoke are left in his wake. So for Wiz and the crew’s “Speed Me Up” performance, the stage wasn’t filled with mist; it was Sonic’s natural exhaust.
Behind them, a giant screen showed clips from the official music video as well as the movie. Wiz shuffled around stage first, joined by Yachty, who rapped dizzyingly fast without stumbling over his words. Ty Dolla $ign came third and switched up some key lyrics to pay homage to Kobe Bryant who died last month, singing, “Rings on me like Kobe Bryant, rings on me like No. 8.” Sueco the Child appeared last and ended the race in a four-way tie. I’m sure they all need a breather and a bottle of water after this sprightly spit fest.
The crew released the video for “Speed Me Up” in January. The visual finds the four digitized into cohorts of Sonic and race through colorful, movie-inspired levels.
Sonic the Hedgehog will be out on Valentine’s Day. Its star hero will have its revamped design after it was initially criticized following a trailer that dropped last April.
Check out Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sueco the Child’s “Speed Me Up” performance on Kimmel up above.