Jay-Z Moonlight video Friends

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Jay-Z’s new video will make you flash back to a famous 1990s sitcom

Jay-Z will be there for you.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Aug 5, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 9:34 pm CDT

Jay-Z is taking us back to the 1990s when all of your closest TV buddies were there for you. In his new video for “Mastermind,” a Friends episode (and its opening theme song) is reimagined with an all-black cast that includes  Issa Rae as Rachel and Jerrod Carmichael as Ross.

You need to be a Tidal subscriber to see the entire video, which plays off the 1996 Friends episode titled “The One Where No One is Ready.” But director Alan Yang, the executive producer of Master of None, shared a snippet on his Twitter account.


Or you can watch more the video on Tidal.

In addition to Carmichael and Rae, Tiffany Haddish plays Phoebe, Tessa Thompson plays Monica, Lakeith Stanfield plays Chandler, and Lil Rel Howery plays Joey.

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*First Published: Aug 5, 2017, 12:40 pm CDT