‘It’s S-L-A-T-E, name me Jenny/My ft are so gentle, however my rhymes are so heavy.’
Sure, it's straightforward to get Eminem to pen a darkish theme track to your potential blockbuster Marvel superhero movie. But what if Late Late Show host James Corden and bandleader Reggie Watts teamed up with Venom acto/comic Jenny Slate for a cool recent, 1980s hip-hop tackle the toothy Symbiote performed by Tom Hardy? That can be further dope, proper?
In a parody track sketch in honor the movie opening Friday (Oct. 5), Corden and Watts stroll right into a graffiti-scarred scene carrying what may very well be described as Fresh Prince Bel-Air wardrobe cast-fs — flip-up glasses, half-buckled overalls and neon scrunchie bracelets — to discover a group dancers in Venom masks busting some strikes. "Listen up, we obtained a story you received't imagine/About an eight foot creature with monstrous tooth," Corden raps over the corny beats.
The low-budget vid mainly re-tells the origin story, with Corden reworking into Venom, full with a black skintight morpho swimsuit that he cabbage patches in whereas singing the refrain, "Spittin' venom/Spit, spittin' venom/Spittin' venom/Spit, spittin' venom." Sounding just like the late nice Left Eye from TLC, Slate then bops into the body rocking a crop high underneath, course, overalls, dropping some sick snaky rhymes.
"It's S-L-A-T-E, name me Jenny/My ft are so gentle, however my rhymes are so heavy," she raps in her helium voice. "If you wanna transfer like me/You gotta get some momentum/Cuz we're about to show you the best way to do the venom."
Bottom line: it's a brilliant sophisticated dance that Corden can't fairly nail, and it ends horribly for him, TBH.
Check out "Spittin' Venom" beneath.