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Video: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Recreates Jay Z’s Rise for Drug Dealer to Hip-Hop Mogul

Video: 'Saturday Night Live' Recreates Jay Z's Rise for Drug Dealer to Hip-Hop Mogul

Oh those silly SNL guys and gals! 

Watching this, I wondered if this was SNL’s own attempt at commentary on the many instances of character whitewashing seen in Hollywood films since the early days of cinema; a quintessential example. 

The story of Jay Z’s rise from drug dealer to hip-hop mogul is documented in this entirely inaccurate re-creation which stars Mike O’Brien as Jay Z, Sasheer Zamata as Beyoncé, Jason Sudeikis as Kanye West and J.K. Simmons (who hosted the episode) as Nas.

It got a chuckle out of me, which is rare for an SNL skit!

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