"Moonlight," taken from Jay-Z's album 4:44, remakes the sitcom with black actors — Joey, Chandler, and Ross are played by Lil Rel Howery, Lakeith Stanfield and Jerrod Carmichael. Issa Rae is Rachel. Tiffany Haddish plays Phoebe, and Tessa Thompson plays Monica. Hannibal Buress plays himself.
“Master of None” co-creator Alan Yang directed the video, which was released on Tidal at 4:44 p.m. ET on Friday. The full video will be available everywhere in a week.
Of course, unless you have Tidal, you won’t have seen much of this.
The song’s title is a nod to the Oscars gaffe where the musical “La La Land” was incorrectly announced as best picture before “Moonlight” was given the top prize. Jay Z raps, “We stuck in La La Land/ Even when we win, we gon’ lose,” and later in the track, “‘Cause their grass is greener/ ‘Cause they always rakin’ in mo.'”
I directed a music video for Jay-Z. It's called Moonlight. Available on Tidal now and everywhere in a week. pic.twitter.com/UkLfo7g2f2— Alan Yang (@AlanMYang) 4 août 2017
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