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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