July 9, 2012 SIGHTS ⁄  THE RAP LAME


For reasons that continue to baffle, puzzle, and depress in equal measures,  unlikely rappers rapping –  be they teachers, fat dudes, grannies, Natalie Portman – get big laughs. The newest addition to the lineup of wiseguys is TV’s Tina Fey, aka the citrus fruit from 30 Rock.  Her co-star-cum-rapper Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, has recruited her for a track on his latest mixtape. The result is pretty much exactly what you’d imagine from a tin of lolworms that says “42 year old white woman guesting on a track by a comedian turned rapper called Childish Gambino” on it.