Comedy song veteran Weird Al Yankovic has added Atlanta rapper T.I. to the list of celebrities hes parodied with the release of his latest song.
Yankovics take on T.I.s number one single, Whatever You Like, was made available for download on iTunes today (October 7).
According to the entertainers MySpace blog, the track may be the first among a string of timely future releases.
“One of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with in my career is keeping my material topical even though I only release albums every three or four years,” wrote Yankovic, who marveled at how quickly his music has become available fans via new media outlets. “Now, with the advent and popularity of digital distribution, I don’t have to wait around while my songs get old and dated -I can get them out on the Internet almost immediately. It kind of boggles my mind – I thought of the idea for this new song a week ago, and next week it’s getting released!”
Yankovics version of Whatever You Like comes two years after he released his 2006 album Straight Outta Lynwood.
The release, which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200, included the hit White and Nerdy, a parody of Chamillionaires Krayzie Bone-assisted song Ridin.
In addition to Chamillionaire and T.I., Yankovic has parodied songs from Coolio, Usher, Nirvana, Sean Diddy Combs Michael Jackson and Madonna.
The satirists version of Whatever You Like will be available exclusively on iTunes for two weeks before it is released on other digital download services.