Perhaps only a mutual distaste for underemployment could unite the clown prince of rap, Biz Markie, and LL Cool J's former verbal sparring partner Canibus... or maybe it was the lure of a promotional tie-in.
The two rappers teamed up to record a version of the Johnny Paycheck country anti-establishment anthem "Take This Job And Shove It" for the soundtrack to the upcoming live action film from "Beavis And Butt-Head" creator Mike Judge. The rappers' new version is titled "Shove This J.O.B." [Video Shoot, 28.8 RealVideo], and will join tracks from Ice Cube, Kool Keith, Scarface, Lisa Stone, Perez Prado, Geto Boyz, and others on the soundtrack.
"It was cool working with Mike, you know, 'cause I've been in an office before when they came up to me and said, 'Yo Jermaine, can you please photocopy this phone book?' You know what I'm sayin'? Just to give me somethin' to do, you know, so I've
been through all of that," [28.8 RealVideo] Canibus told MTV News while shooting the video for his track in Los Angeles.
The soundtrack to "Office Space" will hit store shelves on February 16, while the film (which stars Jennifer Aniston) opens nationwide on February 19.