The Simpsons is getting set to premiere their hip-hop episode based around The Great Gatsby. Snoop Dogg, RZA and Common are slated to play themselves in the episode, along with Taraji P. Henson and Keegan-Michael Key, the latter two will be playing characters and not themselves.
According to the exclusive provided to Entertainment Weekly, the story revolves "around the doomed friendship between Mr. Burns and a mysterious hip-hop mogul named… Jay G. The story, which is narrated by Homer instead of Nick Carroway, takes place at Burns’ summer mansion in the Springfield Hamptons, and sees Jay G and Burns becoming friends before Jay G sends Burns into bankruptcy and assumes command of the nuclear plan, prompting Burns, Homer, Bart, “force of nature” Praline (Henson), and Jazzy James (Key) to exact revenge on Jay G."
This is the first-ever hour-long episode for the iconic television program. It is also set to have original music composed by Empire music producer Jim Beanz, who explained there would be original songs in the video, including a "betrayal rap and a revenge rap."
The hour-long episode is slated for a January release.