Robin Williams has transcended public appreciation and has solidified a status of becoming a cultural phenomenon. With roles that have stood the test of time which include films such as Aladdin and Mrs. Doubtfire, Williams had defined an entire generation.
As an uplifting spirit, Williams portrayed a hopeful sensibility of a bright array of sunshine that traveled with his every move. Unfortunately, that wasn’t an actuality, as the beloved actor took his life away nearly six years ago.
The sudden turn of events made the world pause in an instant. Questioning his fate and decision to turn to suicide, the death of Robin Williams remains in the back of the minds of so many.
But still, Robin Williams transcended the perception of a faux-Hollywood personality and lived life to his own satisfaction. A career unlike no other, Williams has walked away countless of achievements which include an Academy Award, and five, yes five, Grammys wins.
To celebrate the life and times of Robin Williams, CTRL revisits the cultural impact of the actor with lyrics that references him and his famous films:
Artist: Denzel Curry
Song: “Envy Me”
Lyrics: “In the hood jits robbin', like Williams, let's hope that they'll never doubt fire”
Artist: Mac Miller
Song: “I Come In Peace”
Lyrics: “Tell 'em they can get a job, just to open up your mouth wide. You Mrs. Doubtfire, fake ass b*tch (biotch)”
Artist: Rick Ross
Song: “3 Kings”
Lyrics: “Screamin’ “carpe diem!” until I’m a dead poet. Robin Williams shit, I deserve a Golden Globe, b*tch”
Artist: Childish Gambino
Song: “The Stand”
Lyrics: “If there's a mystery going on
Be in it like Robin Williams chilled in Good Morning, Vietnam”
Lyrics: “Okay, shout out to my nig' Robin Williams
Out there mobbin’, I wish I was robbin’ with ya”
Artist: Ghostface Killah
Song: “White Linen Affair”
Lyrics: “It was amazing, I seen Robin Thicke and Robin Leech
Robin Givens, Robin Williams and Meryl Streep”
Song: “Champagne Music”
Lyrics: “Baby I'm the best, from Atlanta to Jumanji
Ask Robin Williams, your uncle or your auntie”