Watch 'The Simpsons' Hip Hop Episode Teaser With Keegan-Michael Key
A while back word came out that The Simpsons would be releasing an hour long hip-hop themed episode. And now, as the date of the episode’s release quickly approaches, a teaser featuring Keegan-Michael Key of the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele, has been released. The clip features Key discussing his character Jazzy James, a washed up rapper who now sells high end candles. The Simpsons episode, which is titled “The Great Phatsby” after F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic novel The Great Gatsby, will feature appearances from Snoop Dogg, RZA, Common, Taraji P. Henson, the aforementioned Keegan-Michael Key, and more. Snoop Dogg, RZA, and Common will play themselves. Henson will play the character Praline. The special episode, which will be narrated by Homer, will take place at Mr. Burn’s Springfield Hamptons summer mansion. Music producer Jim Beanz (of FOX’s Empire) has created original tracks for the episode. Head here to read more. The special hour long “The Great Phatsby” episode, which will be divided into two parts, will air on January 15th. Until then check out a teaser for the episode with Keegan-Michael Key via YouTube below.