Marc Cohn and System Man aren’t names you typically gaze within the identical sentence.
But “SNL” well-known individual Pete Davidson – aka, the Steward of Staten Island – done the aesthetic marriage with “Strolling in Staten,” a love letter of types to the New York borough situation to Cohn’s 1991 primary, “Strolling in Memphis.”
In the shadowy and white video confirmed for the interval of this week’s “Saturday Evening Are residing,” Davidson brags about striking on his “bootleg Jordans” sooner than he “touched down within the land of Colin Jost and the legendary Wu-Tang.”
The video mocks the proliferation of bagel spots and pizza joints (there’s even a bagel situation inner a pizza joint) and calls on the ghost of actor Robert Loggia, a Staten Island native, sooner than cutting to current-day Cohn, sitting on his couch on the cell phone.
“No, I don’t must be in a parody of my salvage song,” Cohn says with annoyance.
Ah, but he already is, becoming a member of Davidson and his ingenious associate Abundant Moist in an “I (Coronary heart) Staten Island” hoodie.
Because the trio jokes about Chris the Pastime Guy (of YouTube reputation), drinking White Claw and the weirdness of the wild turkeys putting out by the local successfully being heart, Davidson sings about once seeing System Man hitting a “gap in a single, at the Safari Mini Golf.”
Enter the Wu – or no longer lower than upright System Man – who raps over the trademark piano lick of Cohn’s song, “My Yankee hat an announcement and middle finger to Boston.”
When somebody asks, “Teach me, are you Italian?” System Man naturally responds with the identical gusto from Cohn’s song, “Man, I’m tonight!”
But Davidson, who eternally talks about his love/detest relationship with his situation of start, ends on a typically wry expose: “Welcome to Staten, where everybody’s dreams trail correct down the drain.”