Ahead of the debut of Apple’s previously announced Carpool Karaoke TV series on Apple Music next month, Spotify today announced what sounds a lot like a knockoff of the series with its own show called “Traffic Jams.”
But instead of having celebrities and musicians perform a song karaoke-style, Spotify is going to have artists produce a song in a moving vehicle (innovation!). It’s hosted by comedian DoBoy who will also drive the vehicle while the artists perform in the back. So, in other words, it’s exactly like Carpool Karaoke. Not a great look for Spotify’s answer to Apple’s original content plans if you ask me.
The first show is set to debut April 4th and feature artists T-Pain and Southside:
What do you get when you pair a rapper and a producer who’ve never worked together before, throw them in the back seat of an SUV, send them into the middle of LA’s legendary rush hour traffic and tell them that they have to create a brand new song before arriving at their destination… Starting April 4, and following every Tuesday for eight weeks, Spotify and All Def Digital take hip-hop fans along for the ride as different newly-paired rapper-producer teams work together to create all-new tracks from scratch, giving music lovers an inside look into the creative process of producing a banger.
Apple previously announced that its Carpool Karaoke series would debut sometime in April, which itself is a spin-off of a popular segment of the same name from James Corden’s Late Late Show, although an officially licensed one. That show will come ahead of Apple’s other new original series planned for Apple Music, Planet of the Apps, set to debut sometime this spring.
The new Traffic Jams show will arrive in weekly episodes on Spotify following the first episode on April 4. A list of scheduled episodes and guests is below:
Here’s the lineup:
April 4 – T-PAIN & SOUTHSIDE April 11 – DRAM & MELO X April 18 – JOEY BADA$$ & CARDO April 25 – PELL & !LLMIND May 2 – JIDENNA & SONNY DIGITAL May 9- MADEINTYO & ARAABMUZIK May 16 – DAE DAE & MARVEL ALEXANDER May 23 – E-40 & WILLIE B