In the sketch, Davidson and Chalamet play Guaplord and $mokecheddathaassgetta, young rappers invited to a hip-hop panel alongside Queen Latifah (Punkie Johnson) and the Roots drummer.
During the serious discussion about rap music today — “Hip-hop is about the lyrical tradition of America,” Questlove says — the duo clash with the established artists and overtake the conversation with proclamations of “the ye” and their complete ignorance about the history of hip-hop.
The duo eventually perform a remix to one of their songs, which forces Questlove to jump from his chair and slap Davidson’s character. “No! You don’t sing like that on a rap record,” Questlove yells. After calming down, Questlove then slaps Chalamet. “Dumbass, pissing me off.”
The sketch was reminiscent of Questlove’s previous SNL appearance in 2017, when he dismissed a similarly hip-hop-oblivious rapper (also played by Davidson) named Lil Doo Doo: