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JAY-Z drops "Moonlight" music video

It's a cameo-packed re-creation of a "Friends" episode, but not without hesitation.

It's only been a month since JAY-Z dropped 4:44 and he's already shared the visuals for tracks "The Story of O.J.," "4:44," "Bam," and "Adnis." Now, he's dropped the cameo-packed music video for "Moonlight."

Recreating the hit TV show Friends—more specifically, the "The One Where No One's Ready" episode—Jerrod Carmichael, LaKeith Stanfield, and Lil Rel Howery play (to the T and without changing the script) the characters of Ross, Chandler, and Joey, respectively, while Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, and Tessa Thompson take on the original roles of Rachel, Phoebe, and Monica. (The earworm that was the series' theme song has been replaced by Whodini's 1984 classic "Friends.")

But when the cast takes five, Hannibal Burress plays the voice of reason to Carmichael's concern about recreating the show ("When they asked me to do it, I was like, 'Alright, this is something, like, subversive, something that would, like, turn culture on its head'") and soon after, he's led outside to recollect his thoughts under the, well, moonlight as audio from a standout moment at this year's Oscar Awards plays in the background.

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