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The Lonely Island taps Michael Bolton, Snoop Dogg, Santigold for 'Turtleneck & Chain'

April 22, 2011 |  4:35 pm

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In the mood for your next fix of the Lonely Island? "Saturday Night Live’s" comedy trifecta of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone are back. And this time, they’ve got an even greater posse of pop stars entering their realm. On Thursday, the irreverent rhyme slingers announced the full list of artists who collaborated with them on their sophomore album, “Turtleneck & Chain,” which is due out May 10.

The album is a  highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s 2009 platinum debut, “Incredibad.”  While the first album saw the group spitting verses with T-Pain , E-40 and Norah Jones, the new album takes the Lonely Island to very surprising and strange territory. The “Turtleneck” roster includes Michael Bolton, Snoop Dogg, Beck and Santigold, along with Justin Timberlake, Akon, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and "SNL’s" Kenan Thompson.

“Motherlover” (featuring Timberlake), the third single from the album, is available now on iTunes.

With a handful of singles floating around, there are early signs that this album packs serious comedic punch. The album’s gold-selling first single, “I Just Had Sex" (featuring Akon),  has garnered digital sales in excess of 700,000 since its Dec. 18 release. YouTube views of the music video have surpassed 80 million. The group performed the song live at Comedy Central's 2011 Comedy Awards.

The album’s second single, “The Creep” (featuring Minaj and John Waters), has already garnered YouTube views in excess of 19 million. Check out the full tracklist for the album and the accompanying DVD of video shorts, sure to make you laugh, cry and wet yourself.

"Turtleneck & Chain" tracklist:
1) "We're Back!"
2) "Mama"
3) "I Just Had Sex" (featuring Akon)
4) "Jack Sparrow" (featuring Michael Bolton)
5) "Attracted to Us" (featuring Beck)
6) "Rocky"
7) "My Mic -- Interlude"
8) "Turtleneck & Chain" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
9) "Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde" (featuring Rihanna)
10) "Trouble on Dookie Island"
11) "Falcor vs. Atreyu - Classy Skit #1"
12) "Motherlover" (featuring Justin Timberlake)
13) "The Creep" (featuring Nicki Minaj and John Waters)
14) "Watch Me Do Me - Classy Skit #2"
15) "Threw It on the Ground"
16) "Japan"
17) "After Party" (featuring Santigold)
18) "No Homo"
19) "No Homo Outro"
DVD
1) "We're Back!"
2) "I Just Had Sex" (featuring Akon)
3) "The Creep" (featuring Nicki Minaj)
4) "Motherlover" (featuring Justin Timberlake)
5) "Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde" (featuring Rihanna)
6) "Threw It on the Ground"
7) "We'll Kill U"
8) "Reba (Two Worlds Collide)" (featuring Kenan Thompson)
9) "Great Day"

-- Nate Jackson

Photo: The Lonely Island  Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

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