On October 7, 2023, comedy legend Will Ferrell surprised attendees at a college frat party hosted by the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity at the University of Southern California. Ferrell, an alumnus of USC who graduated in 1990, made an unexpected return to campus, creating quite a buzz with his presence.
During the party, Ferrell took a unique turn as a DJ, showcasing his music skills behind the decks. The tracks he played included “N-ggas In Paris” by JAY-Z and Kanye West, “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, and the classic “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.
Notably, Ferrell’s appearance behind the DJ setup was reminiscent of his famous line from The Throne’s 2011 hit “N-ggas In Paris,” where his dialogue from the movie “Blades of Glory” (“No one knows what it means, but it’s provocative… It gets the people going!”) was sampled as an interlude in the song.
The frat party seemed to bring good luck to the USC Trojans, who went on to defeat the University of Arizona Wildcats with a score of 43-41 in a thrilling game that extended into triple overtime.
This isn’t the first time Ferrell has returned to his alma mater for a memorable event. In 2013, he led USC’s marching band while dressed in full Trojan regalia, and four years later, he delivered the university’s commencement speech, offering valuable advice to graduates.
JAY-Z and Kanye West’s iconic track “N-ggas In Paris” continues to be a fan favorite, and in June, it achieved diamond certification from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), signifying over 10 million sales in the United States. This marked Jay-Z’s first diamond-certified record, while Kanye had previously achieved this feat with “Stronger” from his album “Graduation.”
Fans have eagerly anticipated a sequel to JAY-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album, “Watch The Throne,” since Kanye mentioned it was “coming soon” during his Drink Champs interview in October 2022. However, no further updates have been provided by either artist since then.