Tina Fey Raps on Childish Gambino’s New Mixtape

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And in today’s edition of Most Awesome Things We Could Have Ever Dreamed Of: Tina Fey drops a verse on Childish Gambino’s new mixtape, Royalty. Seriously, is there anything this woman can’t do?

Gambino — also known as Community‘s Donald Glover — released the free mixtape Wednesday, with Fey chiming in on the last track, “Real Estate.” (She begins spitting rhymes at the 4:55 mark, for those too eager to wait through the whole song.) And, not surprisingly, the Emmy-winning 30 Rock mastermind doesn’t disappoint as a hardcore rapper.

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This is not, of course, the NBC stars’ first creative collaboration. Glover worked with Fey as a writer on 30 Rock before heading over to Community to play Troy. Nor is this Fey’s first foray into rapping. Her 30 Rock character Liz Lemon appeared on the show as rap sensation Lemonem, and also dazzled us with a 2012 pop culture wrap-up. But her verse on Childish Gambino’s mixtape might just be her best work yet.

“Yeah, we in here, we in this thing,” her verse goes. “Gambino is forever. Royalty is forever.” Her most convincing and emotive delivery comes when she raps, “My president is black and my Prius is blue, motherf—er.”

You feel her? As the track draws to a close, she raps, “This is the part where most people would say something crazy and drop the n-word after it. I’m not going to, not gonna do that. I don’t feel comfortable. I’m out!”

The full mixtape can be downloaded for free here.

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5 comments
word23
word23

Tina Fey is the most disgusting/ugly woman in hollywood

DC Eater
DC Eater

a rap is just an adult nursery rhyme. Requires minimal talent and no musical ability. One step up from humpty dumpty - talking in rhythm and rhyme and borrowing someone else's musical talent.

Rap is the lowest common denominator of performance would-be-art 

Ryan S.
Ryan S.

I  respectfully have to disagree with you because rap is way more then a nursery rhymes. Real rap amp; hip hop is art and has moved communities for about three decades now. If rap is just a step up from humpty dumpty than how has it been able to move communities the way it has? Also, if it was so easy, everybody would be able to do it, but everyone can't. Rap in most cases is beautiful. In fact, it is very high class art.

Travis Roderick
Travis Roderick

Well, Tina didn't utter a single rhyming couplet, so she's not really "spitting rhymes," now is she? I wouldn't call this a verse either, more like a cameo exaltation. Not much different than when Donald Trump appeared on Method Man's second album. After the hype of this article, I was quite disappointed.