Crockett himself plays multiple characters, including Simmons who is the founder of Def Man Recordings — a spoof of his and Rick Rubin’s iconic Def Jam label.
Crockett said of the film: “A Hip Hop Story is our love letter to the culture that shaped our lives. It’s a comedy with a message that encourages all of us to see our value.”
Producer Charlie Mack added: “A Hip Hop Story is a wonderful journey over the span of 50 years, through the eyes of one of the forefathers of Hip Hop. The film explores where it came from and where the journey actually settles today.”
Last year, the comedian posted a clip of Simmons practicing yoga and performed a comedic voiceover of the Def Jam founder’s inner thoughts.
“This is so much fun, I’m bouncing upside down,” Crockett says while laughing and mimicking Simmons’ distinctive lisp. “I’m bouncing upside down. This little piggy went to the supermarket. I feel like an upside down turtle. This is crazy. Oh wait, starfish. Is my butthole supposed to itch? I can’t feel my balls. They lost gravity.”
He continued: “This is awesome. Is this massage vegan? What’s your name? Paul? Nice to meet you, white man who I don’t know.”
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Simmons responded positively to the jokes, saying: “This is halarious [sic] i literally could have really said all of that silly shit Honestly im overjoyed at life im the luckiest man on earth.”
“Hov loves the impression. The first time I met him, I thought I was going to get slapped, I ain’t going to lie,” he admitted. “I’m in the back … and then all of a sudden a wave of people come in down the stairs, and it’s Jay and his entourage, they about to go to the stage.
“He sees me and starts walking over to me. You know how in the movies when the camera’s coming towards you and you start to get smaller? That’s how I felt. I was like, ‘Aww shit.’ He walks up to me and he extends his hand, he’s like, ‘Yo, you be doing the Jigga man. I like that!’”