For Childish Gambino’s new mixtape, Royalty, he scored some pretty high profile features, including Ghostface Killah, Heems (Das Racist), Beck, and Schoolboy Q — but the best feature of all comes from someone who probably doesn’t consider rapping her day job.
Donald Glover has built up a lot of good will with Tina Fey over the years, writing on 30 Rock from 2006-2009, and then appearing in a couple of episodes. He decided to cash in his favour while recording Royalty, and had Tina Fey record a guest verse for the song “Real Estate.”
Tina’s verse doesn’t exactly ride the beat, but she gets in a few punchlines in her 16 bar feature. Also, she deserves a hat-tip for that Young Jeezy reference.
“Yeah we in here, we in this thing
Gambino is forever, Royalty is forever
We ballin’ ‘til we fuckin’ up the hardwood, homie
This is the life we live, son
My president is black and my Prius is blue, motherfucker
Royalty all day, we droppin’ racks in Nordstrom, son
That’s racks on racks, dammit
You feel me? You feel me?
This is the part where most people would say somethin’ crazy
And drop the N-word after it
Not going to, not gonna do that
I don’t feel comfortable, I’m out.”
Listen to “Real Estate” by Childish Gambino featuring Alley Boy, Swank, and Tina Fey below: