Wack Album

The Wack Album

by The Lonely Island
     
 

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While their first two albums of self-styled "fake rap" split the difference between rap album and comedy record, the Lonely Island's third outing, The Wack Album, finds the trio gearing up to really explore their own uncoolness with hilarious results. On the surface, it might seem like the group is simply sitting back and

Overview

While their first two albums of self-styled "fake rap" split the difference between rap album and comedy record, the Lonely Island's third outing, The Wack Album, finds the trio gearing up to really explore their own uncoolness with hilarious results. On the surface, it might seem like the group is simply sitting back and taking pot shots at rap culture, but the truth -- perfectly encapsulated by the back cover photo of the group standing in a pasture with a horse while wearing plaid dinner jackets -- is that the album is really an exploration of their own innate wackness. The Lonely Island don't try to come off as larger than life figures, but rather to showcase how sadly mundane they are compared to the club bangin' production that anchors their tracks. Instead of sipping Cristal and riding in style in the back of a Maybach, they're buying diapers and making down payments on reasonably priced, though not ideally located, grave plots in "Diaper Money." Instead of stirring up beef with others rappers, they use the track "The Compliments," which features a guest spot from a bewildered Too $hort, to let everyone know just how good they are at making skinny margaritas and helping out in the kitchen. Most impressive about The Wack Album is that the Lonely Island manage to get their jokes across without feeling like they're making fun of rap which, given how much material they'd have by making fun of themselves, would really be a last resort.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2013
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602537414604
catalogNumber:
001856010
Rank:
49201

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lonely Island   Primary Artist
Stripes   Guest Appearance
Little Tony   Guest Appearance
Tiny   Guest Appearance
Maya Rudolph   Vocals
Andy Samberg   Group Member
Akiva Schaffer   Group Member
Jorma Taccone   Group Member
Asa Taccone   Vocals
Fat Bob   Guest Appearance
Smooth Guy   Guest Appearance
Sick Eric   Guest Appearance
Creepy Zeke   Guest Appearance
Piccolo Pete   Guest Appearance
New to the Crew   Guest Appearance
Boring Staven   Guest Appearance
Amy Barham   Vocals
Adrien Finkel   Vocals
Rich Guy   Guest Appearance
Buddha Twins   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Today   Producer
Chops   Producer
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels   Composer
Russell Simmons   Composer
Billy Ward   Composer
Pat Shannahan   Sample Clearance
David Crawford   Composer
DJ Nu-Mark   Producer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Justin Timberlake   Composer
Kenji Kawai   Composer
Saverio Principini   Composer,Producer
Needlz   Producer
Joseph "Run" Simmons   Composer
M. Potsic   Composer
Rice & Pea's   Producer
Andy Samberg   Composer
Akiva Schaffer   Composer
Jorma Taccone   Composer,Producer
Jeremy Coleman   Composer
Lonely Island   Producer,Engineer,Art Direction
Khari Cain   Composer
Asa Taccone   Producer,Additional Production
Benny Cassette   Producer
Tommy Woods   Composer
Simonsayz   Producer
Pierre Daubresse   Composer
Mad Max   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Richard Parry   Composer
Futuristics   Producer
Rhydian Dafydd Davies   Composer
Robert Russell   Composer
B-Sides   Producer
J.P. Keller   Composer
Blended Babies   Producer
Music Kidz   Producer
J-MIKE   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Tommy Hittz   Producer
Carrie Byalick   Publicity
Molly Kawachi   Publicity
Knocdown   Producer
Ilya Salmanzadeh   Composer
Arthur McArthur   Producer
Rhiannon Bryan   Composer
Kaywan Qazzaz   Composer
Syed Shabi Naqvi   Composer
Scott Jung   Composer
Ryan & Smitty   Producer
Adrien Finkel   Personal Assistant
Vinay Viyas   Composer
Justin Davey   Composer
Bogdan Osipenko   Composer
Benedetto Rotondi   Composer

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