The episode is centered around a hip-hop mogul named Jay G.
The upcoming season of The Simpsons will include an hour-long hip-hop-themed episode called The Great Phatsby.
The double-length episode will feature the voices of Taraji P. Henson and Keegan-Michael Key of Key and Peele fame and focus on Mr. Burns’ friendship with a hip-hop mogul named Jay G.
It is inspired by The Great Gatsby and will be narrated by Homer Simpson, with Henson playing a version of herEmpire character, Cookie Lyon. Jim Beanz, who produces music for Empire will create original songs for the episode.
It revolves around Mr. Burns, who is betrayed Jay G and then enlists Bart and Homer to seek revenge.The Simpsons’ executive producer Matt Selman toldEntertainment Weekly that part 1 of the show would be subtitled ‘The Betrayal’ and part 2 would be called ‘The Revenge’, “kind of like a two-part rap album.” It will air in January.
The Simpsons, which hit 600 episodes last autumn, has never broadcast an hour-long episode before. 1995’s two-part episode, ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns,’ was spread across the season six finale and the season seven premiere.