The author of Kanye West Owes Me $300 talks about his careers in hip hop and comedy, and how they’re finally working together.

In his gray plaid suit, James Corden looks way more Brit Dandy than Big Daddy Kane disciple. But then he starts rhyming. The late night TV host and West End import turns out to be fast, furious, and funny on the Drop The Mic rap battles driving his show lately, even if he doesn’t look the part. It only figures that the guy who wrote Corden’s rhymes for him never did either. At the time he signed a million dollar record deal with Jimmy Iovine, Jensen Karp didn’t resemble a rapper so much as he did a child accountant.

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