The Lonely Island’s next single from Turtleneck & Chain is the satirical rap troupe’s second LP title track, roasting lifestyle attire and beverage choices while keenly framing these guys‘ costume ideas for Halloween 2011. Snoop Dogg drops in for a verse, joining Akon, Michael Bolton, Beck, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, John Waters, Santigold, and Kenan Thompson as non-Lonely personnel appearing on the album. Operative phrase conceptually speaking is “Turtleneck, light beer, and a thin-ass chain, and that’s it,” though it is in the permutations (“light cup beer drink fizz oh chain neck turtle fat man I won’t say it again”) that the love lies. Also points of distinction for working in a Delta Burke reference 20+ years after she left Designing Women.
Turtleneck & Chain is out 5/10.