By Kathy Iandoli
The King of Saturday Night Live digital shorts, Andy Samberg, will have some big names on his sophomore album Lonely Island. The comedy collective, Lonely Island – comprised of Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – will release their follow-up album Turtleneck & Chain on May 1st, pulling in some noteworthy SNL digital shorts for the project.
Two of the guest appearances? Nicki Minaj and Rihanna.
Rihanna will appear on the sequel track to “Shy Ronnie” titled “Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde”. The video for that short displays Rihanna and “Shy Ronnie” attempting to rob a bank, where Shy-Ro falls short of making it happen. Rihanna leaves with her “hostage” Jon Hamm, known as Don Draper on AMC’s “Mad Men.”
Nicki appears on “The Creep,” a self-explanatory track with a complementary dance. In the video, Minaj is jumping into a coffin at a funeral attempting to kiss the corpse. She’s also spotted in huge glasses and a private school uniform peeping in a men’s locker room. Sounds about right.
While the songs are intended to be funny, they are catchy enough to be standalone tracks. Per AOL Music’s “The Boombox,” Lonely Island’s debut album 2009’s Incredibad debuted at number 13 on the Billboard 200. The hits off that release were Samberg and Justin Timberlake’s Emmy-nominated “D–ck In a Box,” along with the T-Pain charged, Grammy-nominated “I’m On a Boat.”
Turtleneck & Chain will also feature superstar Akon on the vestal virginal “I Just Had Sex.”