There Stephen Colbert was on Tuesday night, telling timely jokes just like every late-night monologue before or since. In this case, the topic was General Mills’ new cereal Tiny Toast, but Colbert barely had time to finish his crack about Sony the Cuckoo Bird going into rehab before an airhorn struck. “You know what that means,” Colbert said, even if viewers probably didn’t. “That sound can only mean one thing! It’s time for the monologue remix featuring Skrillex with a special appearance by Chance the Rapper!”
That’s right, EDM megastar Skrillex and breakthrough Chicago rapper Chance came on to redo Colbert’s jokes. Here was the ever-eloquent Chance’s take on the Tiny Toast announcement, set to a record-scratching Skrillex dubstep beat: “Not a serial number, not serial like a killer / talking the complete breakfast, pure tummy-filler. / Ephemeral skills, spin ’bout General Mills, / back up with Skrillex and you know we had to remix the fill.”
Chance was once again wearing his baseball cap emblazoned with the number “3” that adorns the cover of his recent acclaimed mixtape Coloring Book (which he famously referred to as “Chance 3” on Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam”). So it only made sense that he and Skrillex would remix three different parts of Colbert’s cereal bit. The finale featured Chance rapping, “Cereal folks are crying like milk been spilled,” followed by Skrillex dropping an audio sample of “stays crunchy in milk.”
Watch the full clip below.