Tonight in a one-hour, hip-hop-themed version of “The Simpsons,” the show included guests appearance by Taraji P. Henson, Common, Spike Lee, Flavor Flav, RZA, Geoge Clinton, Dennis Rodman, and even Beyoncé, who appears at rap mogul Jay G’s mansion party wearing a white version of the Roberto Cavalli dress she wore in the visual for “Hold Up” form Lemonade.
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Titled “The Great Phatsby,”it is the first-ever hour long version of the show and it includes 17 songs (check out the theme song below) as arranged by producer singer, songwriter and producer Jim Beanz, who is a longtime fan of the show.
“I wanted to remain true to the feeling I got as a kid,” said Beanz in an interview with Billboard. “I wanted it to have nostalgia, but more than anything, I wanted to give it a different spin that would work in hip-hop today. Therefore, it has trap elements, 808s, cool cadences, and switch-ups to give it a little bit of a newer sound.”
Check out preview clips of the episode below.