“Saturday Night Live” star Andy Samberg and the other members of his Lonely Island crew, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, have very high hopes for their album, Incredibad, out February 10. The comedy group has been making audiences laugh with pop-culture milestones such as “Di– in a Box” and “Ji– in My Pants” since teaming up in 2005, and the guys assured MTV News that this album will save the music industry.
“This album is like a defibrillator, and we’re going to apply it to the chest of the music industry and really give it a zap,” Samberg insisted.
“We actually made this CD to reinvigorate the music industry,” Jorma added. “And we feel it’s a real game-changer.”
The album was influenced by “a lot of ’80s and early ’90s hip-hop and R&B,” Samberg said. “And some current hip-hop, ’70s reggae, a little electronica. ’Ji– in My Pants” is sort of Timbaland meets Pet Shop Boys.”
The guys revealed that they’ll follow up “Ji– in My Pants” with “I’m on a Boat,” which features T-Pain. Pain is just one of many celebrity cameos on the album: The guys managed to wrangle up everyone from Justin Timberlake to Jack Black to Natalie Portman.
“T-Pain is super funny,” Samberg said. “[Jack Black] also turns some heads around the office.”
With all that star power onboard, is there anyone they’d like to see on the next album? “Jay-Z,” Samberg said. “That would be pretty rad. He’s kind of known to crush a mic.”