Spotify's latest show is basically 'Carpool Karaoke'

'Traffic Jams' pairs a hip-hop artist and a producer in the back of an SUV.


Apple already locked down a season's worth of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke, but Spotify isn't letting that stop it from developing a similar show of its own. The streaming service announced this week and it teamed up with Russell Simmons on Traffic Jams, a show that pairs a hip-hop artist and a producer who haven't worked together to create something new before they arrive at their destination. Oh yeah, they have to do so while sitting in rush-hour traffic in Los Angeles.

The final stop in each episode is the Spotify-All Def Stage where each pair has to perform their newly written song for hundreds of fans. All Def Digital, which Simmons co-founded, is handling production for the 8-episode series with comedian DoBoy handing the hosting/driving duties. The first installment matches up T-Pain with Atlanta-based producer Southside while other episodes star D.R.A.M, Joey Bada$$, E-40 and more. Traffic Jams debuts on Spotify April 4th with new episodes every Tuesday through May 23rd. For a look at what you can expect from the show, watch the trailer below.