Top Five Tracy Morgan Musical Moments
3. Tracy Morgan as The Guy from Cameo, a.k.a. Word Up Guy
You talk to people about Napster now, and some either forgot about it or don't even know what the hell you're talking about. Illegally downloading mp3s is still sorta a problem, but it wasn't part of pop culture as much as it was in the early-aughts with Lars Ulrich going to town hall about it.
Talk about an SNL sketch that's not very timeless at all, "Napster Trial" profiles the concerns of one-hit-wonders, including Right Said Fred, David Lee Roth and, of course, Cameo played by Tracy Morgan. Morgan got him down to tee, especially since all we really associate with Cameo is the phrase "word up." So it's appropriate that these are the only two words in his vocabulary.
2. Tracy Morgan in Totally Awesome
Totally Awesome was this really meh VH1 made-for-TV movie that parodies films like Dirty Dancing and Karate Kid. The centerpiece of the program was dancing, and in the fray was Tracy Morgan's character Darnell -- a cool, jerry-curled fresh boy.
Morgan's character in this isn't directly tied to anything music-related, but his style is very reminiscent of a character from Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo. So it fits. Also, he exposes his stomach somewhere in the beginning of this clip.
1. Tracy Jordan - "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah"
It's kind of weird that artists don't really make songs for Halloween like they used to. Crazy, too, since Christmas gets an insanely annoying number of them.
Halloween songs are never really brooding or dark in tone, either. They're more groovy than anything. Take "Monster Mash," or even "Thriller" by M.J. as prime examples of how fun Halloween can get.
It's no doubt that 30 Rock's best Tracy Jordan moment is about 20-seconds long, and parodies the goofiness of a Halloween party track. Tracy dons a brilliant werewolf costume (with Michael Jackson jacket to boot). Not only that, but why not combine the coolness of Halloween with the lonely awkwardness of a Bar Mitzvah? Brilliant.