Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Paul Rudd & Diddy Present: The Lonely Island & Robyn - "Go Kindergarten" (Universal Republic)

The Lonely Island have now released 3 albums-worth of "Frap" (fake rap) comedy tunes in just under 5 years; While making fun of nearly any and every genre, sub-genre, and lifestyle choice imaginable, it's done so well that Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone's thinly-veiled/slickly-produced laughable anthems usually manage to surpass their predecessors' initial success. In my personal opinion, "Go Kindergarten" is amongst the strongest and side-jerking material released since Samberg's SNL departure last year. This particular Lonely Island track ingeniously knocks what Stereogum's Miles Bowe has quite cleverly dubbed "commanding club anthems," a trend arguably spearheaded by Lil Jon/Ying Yang Twins' extremely over-played high school dance smash hit, "Get Low" (2003). Preceded by a fairly well-orchestrated, DIY-looking #dancetroupe #lyricvideo a couple weeks ago, "Go Kindergarten" now co-stars self-proclaimed best friends Paul Rudd & Sean "Diddy" Combs.

It's littered with a stream of ingeniously well-crafted non-sequitors that I guess in some sort of weird alternate Hipster-verse, could dual as slick dance moves ha. Not to mention, The Lonely Island have successfully recruited Euro-Dance queen Robyn to sing obnoxious things, too... It's all 1/2 rapped-shouted in an all too painfully realistic double-it-up style, but some of "Go Kindergarten"'s most instantly memorable lines would likely include: "Now punch your friend - punch, punch your friend," "Now ladies, whip your dick out - whip, whip your dick out. Don't ask how, just fuckin' figure it out," "Now make your booty speak - teach that ass English," and Robyn's soulful closing hook, "So raise your glass, then break the glass. Then stomp your bare feet on the glass." The Wack Album is out today (June 11th) on Universal Republic and features a handful of all-star guest spots from Justin Timberlake, Billie Joe Armstrong, Solange, Hugh Jackman, Kendrick Lamar, Lady GaGa, Pharrell, and gruff veteran rapper Too $hort.

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