Jay-Z Has an All Black Version of “Friends” Starring Jerrod Carmichael and Issa Rae in His Music Video for “Moonlight”
Well, there’s a lot to unpack here.
Jay-Z has plenty of layers to his brand new album 4:44 and the same goes for each song and accompanying music videos.
“Moonlight”, which features an sound byte from this year’s Oscars SNAFU when Moonlight and La La Land got mixed up for winners for Best Picture, has a music video that preempts the song with a big scene from a classic episode of Friends, but done with a cast of all famous black actors and comedians:
Jerrod Carmichael as Ross
Issa Rae as Rachel
Lil Rel Howery as Joey
Lakeith Stanfield as Chandler
Tessa Thompson as Monica
Tiffany Haddish as Phoebe
Before they go into a full remake of the episode, the song kicks in as the aspect ratio changes and a much more somber tone pervades the video. You might have to watch it a few times to even grasp how you feel about it and what you’ll take away from it in terms of black representation and visibility on both the big and small screens.
Also, there are outtakes that could stand alone on their own and also happen to include Hannibal Buress.
On top of all of that, Master of None co-creator Alan Yang got to direct the whole thing.
Take all of Jay-Z’s music video for Moonlight here.
“I Love Dick” and Season 2 of “Master of None” Start Streaming Today
The award winning Master of None and Jill Soloway return to their respective streaming services, Netflix and Amazon Prime, to debut a second season and a new series, I Love Dick.
With that said, what a great time it is for “peak TV” and we hope that you’ve got a lot of free time this weekend.
Watch Comedy Showrunner Roundtable Discussion with Showrunners of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Veep, Fresh Off the Boat, Master of None, Black-ish, Grace and Frankie
The Hollywood Reporter gathered up the recently Emmy nominated Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), David Mandel (Veep), Nahnatchka Kahn (Fresh Off The Boat), Marta Kauffman (Grace and Frankie), Alan Yang (Master of None), and Kenya Barris (Black-ish) for an in-depth discussion of running their Emmy nominated shows, the state of comedy, and more.
Give a watch to the hour plus conversation here.
“Master of None” Will Get Second Season in 2017
Master of None Season 2 coming 2017. Thanks for all the support everyone!! pic.twitter.com/LSxo7dEVQ1
Now we just have to wait until 2017.
Aziz Ansari, Mike Schur, and Alan Yang Team Up Again For a Netflix Comedy Series
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
One more round for (part of) the Parks and Rec gang?
Plot details are scarce, but the cast will feature Jon Benjamin, Noel Wells, and Eric Wareheim and Smashed and Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt will direct.
No premiere date has been set, but the series is already in production.
It’s things like this that are making Netflix considered to be worth more than CBS, Viacom, and Twitter.