Adam West, BKA as the original caped crusader, has lived his life almost completely off-the-grid for decades now. But that hasn’t kept the man from lending his voice to damn-near every animated show in rotation. A few days back, his voice (and face) made an uncharacteristically candid appearance on Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman‘s Hollywood Babble-On podcast, reciting the verse from Kanye West‘s “Bound 2” and doing so in typically hilarious fashion, injecting a bit of poise and grace, effecting each couplet with a long, dramatic pause.
With all of the attention and unsolicited (though surprisingly enjoyable) Kanye reworks as of late, this should be precisely the change of pace you need to chase down all of the self-adulating odes. A real treat, however, would be for a full, spoken-word redux of The Life Of Pablo with the other West, the first West, at the helm. But that’s probably not in the cards any time soon and better saved for one of Family Guy‘s tangential bits. And we pray to see that day. Also, Smith reports that West is currently working on a full album’s worth of these recitations, aptly-dubbed, West On West. Go figure.
Watch Adam West recite Kanye’s “Bound 2” in the clip below.