The Lonely Island's Picks
by Stephanie Benson | June 15, 2013
The SNL-raised trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone has managed to release three full-length albums that have compiled superstars from T-Pain ("I'm on a Boat"!) to Michael Bolton to Snoop Dogg to Pharrell Williams to their favorite collaborator, Justin Timberlake. Their witty white-boy raps clearly come from a deep love for hip-hop, and their picks here show it, with names like Big Boi, T.I., Kanye and A$AP Rocky filling out the list. But they're also indie nerds at heart (Samberg is even engaged to indie's most precious songbird Joanna Newsom), and so we've got tracks by Twin Shadow, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold and Electric Guest (ok, maybe a bit of nepotism there: lead singer Tony Taccone is Jorma's younger brother). Of course, The Lonely Island themselves lead the list, boosting their cred with guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar and Adam Levine.