Donald Glover and Brian Tyree Henry aren't the only rapper-actors on FX's Atlanta. Lakeith Stanfield is also proving to be a powerhouse in his own right. Not only does he star in the trippy film Sorry to Bother You, he also contributed a rap verse for the movie's soundtrack.
The song, "OYAHYTT" comes from the Coup, the same hip-hop and funk group fronted by the film's director, Boots Riley. The track, which seems to stand for the song's first words and hook ("Oh Yeah, Alright, Hell Yeah, That's Tight"), was released last night.
This isn't the first time Stanfield showed off his rap skills. He also portrayed Snoop Dogg in the Oscar-nominated N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton. The Coup has a decades-long history in the music industry with their last album bearing the same name as Riley's directorial debut, Sorry to Bother You, with features from Killer Mike and Living Colour's Vernon Reid.
The rest of the Atlanta co-stars are pretty busy as well. Glover followed up "This Is America" with the two-song Summer Pack, while Henry is starring in a series of films including the biopic White Boy Rick, the Miles Morales–led animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk. Atlanta, which earned 16 Emmy nominations this week, returns in 2019.
Sorry to Bother You also stars Tessa Thompson, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Armie Hammer, Steven Yeun, and more. It was released in select theaters on July 6, but is widely available today (July 13). Check out a clip on the "art of the white voice" below.