Lonely Island recorded this track with Solange, who is the sister of Beyoncé Knowles. Lonely Island frontrunner Andy Samberg told Digital Spy: "We're actually good friends with her producer Dev [Hynes]. She was one of the most professional people we worked with, but still with a sense of humor!"
Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone explained the song's meaning to Digital Spy: "It's a joke about hashtag rap," he said, "and the overuse of that format. It started out being used by really good rappers to clever effect and then it got progressively lazier."
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Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.