With the release of her debut hip-hop track, Tina Fey proves this week that she can literally do anything. Before this, Fey was the first female head writer of Saturday Night Live, the third woman to win the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, writer of Mean Girls and star of Baby Mama.
Add to the list, rap extraordinaire. The rap is a valiant effort on her part. She interestingly finds a way to blend serious and sarcastic tones. Her appropriate blend of earnestness and satire lets her audience know that she is aware of how silly it might seem to have a self-described “obedient white girl from the suburbs” rapping on an album.
I am happy to see Fey collaborate with Donald Glover on one of his projects. Fey remarks about Glover in her book, BossyPants, “Our youngest writer was Donald Glover. He had just graduated from NYU’s writing program and was still living in a dorm and working as an RA. Donald was our only African American writer at the time, but his real diversity was that he was our only ‘cool young person’ who could tell us what the ’kids were listening to these days.’”
Since Glover’s first big break was writing for 30 Rock, it looks like he’s returning the favor for his former boss. Looks like Tina just became the voice that the “cool kids” are listening to these days.
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