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    Tue, 11 Jun 2013 18:34:30

    The Lonely Island "The Wack Album" Album Review — 4.5 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    The Lonely Island get ratchet on The Wack Album [iTunes link].

    We mean that in the best way possible. If anything, comedy's sharpest, savviest, and slickest triumvirate—Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone—has collectively upped its mic skills. Whether it's the crazed gruff dick whipping madness of "Go Kindergarten" featuring Robyn on the hook or "Diaper Money", they're spitting faster and more furious than ever. Even take the Compton sunshine of "Perfect Saturday", which feels like Weird Science meets The Chronic minus the hilarious explosion, "We were doing fart jokes when you were sucking your mother's tit".



    Once again, they get pop's elite to have some real fun and stop taking shit so seriously. That brings us to "3-Way (The Golden Rule)" with Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake. It's an R&B-style thesis on why a straight male shouldn't be embarrassed if a girl (you may or may not have met Payless) is in between of a two male one female threesome—"With a honey in the middle there's some leeway". Still, they also manage to get hilariously unnerving on "I Fucked My Aunt" auto-tuned out by "I'm on a Boat" captain T-Pain.

    "I Run NY" stands out bringing Green Day main man Billie Joe Armstrong to the mic for the mayor's response to rappers claiming they own The Big Apple even though "it's crowded as fuck and filled with trash". Seriously where do they think of this? It's bold, brilliant, and ballsy

    Does it get any funnier than The Lonely Island? No, and it doesn't get anymore ratchet either...



    Rick Florino
    06.11.13


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