What do you get when you throw together the coolest British producer in the U.S, with the hottest British talk-show host on American TV? Well, you get a moment like Mark Ronson and James Corden had overnight.
Ronson, the New York-based producer who launched the careers of Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, and Wale and created the all-conquering “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars, helped Corden work through his monologue on the Late Late Show.
Ronson opened his account with. “I saw you on the show the other night with Josh Gad. I don’t think you should be doing Frozen monologues, man, you’re from the streets…you’re forgetting where you’re from, man.” Ronson solved the problem by getting behind the wheels of steel as Corden built up to a full-blown monologue rap.
The pair clearly have good chemistry and they’ve been moving in the same circles for years. Ronson won the Brit Award in 2008 for best male artist; Corden hosted the gala for four years from 2011. Check out the clip below.
Ronson also took time to chat about his new album, Uptown Special, which features guest collabs with the likes of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Stevie Wonder. The artist shared an anecdote on an earlier chance for a meeting with Wonder backstage in Toronto which didn’t quite go as planned. “I was supposed to meet him, and then I just freaked out and kinda just left,” he said. “I was just too afraid to meet him. You know what they say, ‘don’t meet your heroes because you’re afraid what they might be like’. I’m more afraid of what I might be like with Stevie Wonder.’” Watch the clip below.