Rapper 2 Chainz assumed the new alter ego of Master Collaborator, a high-octane sax machine, in a hilarious video with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele advertising Arizona’s premiere wedding band, Absorption.
But as Key and Peele reveal, Absorption is no ordinary wedding band. They don’t just cover the hits; they rewrite them so the lyrics are specifically about the happy couple. For instance, the pair reworked John Mellencamp’s “Jack and Diane” into “a little ditty about Rudra and Padmalaya — two American kids growing up, eating tikka masala.”
Backed by the best wedding band musicians of all time — “Certainly in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area,” Key qualifies — Absorption show off their tailor-made renditions of Macklemore’s “Same Love,” Rihanna’s “We Found Love” and even Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies.” But as the pair notes, couples can take their wedding “to the next level” by upgrading to the deluxe package, which includes Master Collaborator.
“It’s $75 every 30 minutes,” 2 Chainz deadpans after a rousing rendition of Katy Perry’s “Firework.” “$75 per 30 — so, you know, you do the math on that.” It certainly sounds like a bargain, especially if he croons Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” with the same gusto as he does in the clip.
As for his non-wedding related musical projects, 2 Chainz has been relatively quiet, at least with his solo work, after touring extensively behind his 2013 album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time. The rapper has been featured on a handful of singles this year, including collaborations with 50 Cent, Tech N9ne and Major Lazer. He’s also remained busy with his new record label, The Real University, which released the collaborative mixtape, T.R.U. Jack City in January.