The Lonely Island f/ Solange – “Semicolon” | New Music


The Lonely Island may not have waited until the weekend to perform this on their usual spot, Saturday Night Live, but that doesn’t make it any less funny. The comedy rap trio consisting of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone get help from Solange to teach us a lesson in correct punctuation.

Concentrating just on the semicolon – aka “the comma with the fucking dot” – the punctuation lesson starts to sound a lot like the rejuvinated rap style favoured by Big Sean, Drake and Nicki Minaj (it’s going down; basement type rhymes) also known as hashtag raps for the more Twitter inclined.

Solange ties it all together showing in the chorus that semicolon rhymes aren’t just limited to raps as she keeps it light and funny for her part.

Listen below.