The Lonely Island is well known for parodying rap cliches with songs that sound almost as good as the real thing. Their 2009 single “I’m On A Boat” is one of their best examples, with exaggeratedly aggressive and profane lyrics about the most mundane aspects of partying on a yacht. Now the Lonely Island has recreated this song with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, this time using classroom instruments, including a xylophone, a rubber ducky maraca, a kazoo, a block that you can hit with a small mallet (don’t know the technical name, sorry), and Andy Samberg hitting a pair of flip-flops together.
There’s also Jorma Taccone in a DUNCE cap reading something called The Joy Of Land, which is really really cute.
Why are we getting this treat? The Lonely Island was on The Tonight Show to promote their new movie, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which promises to hilariously parody music documentaries and Justin Bieber. You can watch the trailer below, and listen to two songs that The Lonely Island released ahead of the film.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping looks really good, and it’s such a good idea to promote it by bringing back “I’m On A Boat,” but one burning question: Whither T-Pain?