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Saturday Night Live: The Lonely Island, Adam Levine, and Kendrick Lamar premiere new single "YOLO"

When Andy Samberg exited Saturday Night Live last year, it was expected that the long-running NBC comedy series had seen the last of his music parody trio, The Lonely Island. But on tonight's episode, the trio (composed of Samberg and former SNL writers Jorma Taccome and Akiva Shaffer) premiered a new single, "YOLO." The song, while not quite timely, is actually a pretty funny twist on the Drake-inspired 'you only live once' meme. This song encourages safety practices, and in typical Lonely Island style, quickly veers into hyperbole. 

The song featured the episode's host, Adam Levine, and the episode's musical guest, Kendrick Lamar. Lamar, whose album 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' was one of the hottest rap albums of last year, spends an entire hilarious verse rapping about personal finance. 

'Eastbound & Down' star Danny McBride is also briefly featured in the video as a drug user (no surprises there). 

You can check out the music video below. It ends with a promise from the Lonely Island of a new album -- the follow-up to 2011's 'Turtleneck & Chain' -- due out later this year. 

What did you think of "YOLO"? 

 


Details
Show:
- Saturday Night Live
Person:
- Andy Samberg
- Adam Levine
- Kendrick Lamar
Network:
- NBC

Written by: mcpherson
Jan 26th, 2013, 4:35 pm

Images courtesy of NBC

mcpherson

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Since: 15/Feb/12
Message Posted On Jan 27th, 2013, 5:32 am

Yeah, playing white trash/substance addicts is kind of McBride's thing. 

Hamatosan

Level 4 (93%)
Since: 02/Aug/12
Message Posted On Jan 26th, 2013, 11:17 pm

He plays drug dealers all the time Anonymous. 

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jan 26th, 2013, 10:27 pm
Is McBride a drug user in real life? If not, quit writing stupid things.
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