Through their digital shorts on Saturday Night Live and collaborations with various musicians and stars, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer’s The Lonely Island have established themselves as masters of modern music parody. It comes as no surprise then, that for what Samberg calls the group’s first movie from the ground up, the trio have expanded upon that notion, creating Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
El-P, the Run the Jewels' producer and one-half of its formidable rap arms, discussed the duo's new charity album, "Meow the Jewels," his take on tweeting, and the status of the group's upcoming "Run the Jewels 3" LP.
His name is practically synonymous with getting low and turning up, so who better to ignite a secret South American beach party than Lil Jon. The rapper, producer, DJ, and ad-lib revolutionary is at the center of a new Bud Light 'Up for Whatever' commercial (dropping nationwide next week) which features him spinning, performing and unspooling energy for two unsuspecting travelers.
Whether or not Fabolous is in your punchline top five or you think such a designation is even necessary, you can't deny the breadth of his well. An obsessive might take highlighters to a verse from any of his recent Friday Night Freestyles and wind up with a rainbow on the page. The potpourri of his references is prolific. Though, at least with this freestyle series, there's one subject that seems to keep bouncing back.
Also on hand for the evening, which included an afterparty at Lavo, were fellow New York MC Busta Rhymes, Michael Strahan, frequent Nas collaborators AZ and DJ Premier, hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy, Sway, DJ Marley Marl, J. Crew's Jenna Lyons, and Nas' daughter Destiny Jones.