Watch: Hilltop Hobbit

What happens when The Shire meets The Shire?

Hilltop Hobbit is a surprisingly efficient retelling of the classic J.R.R. Tolkien tome rendered in the most classic of Western art forms: Aussie hip hop. Directed by Alex Gabbot with cameos from Oz Youtube stars Nick Boshier and Christiaan Van Vuuren (Bondi Hipsters) and Natalie Tran (CommunityChannel), this hallucinogenic Middle Earth spoof offers a handy summary of the book (and its ridiculous money making potential) to the chest thumping tune of “I Love It” by Hilltop Hoods. Raise your VB goblets…