The formula is usually this: artist creates work, "Saturday Night Live" parodies it -- in that order. But the tides have turned. A few months after Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen portrayed the future first family on "SNL" and sang a joke song -- a parody of Ashford & Simpson's 1984 hit "Solid (As a Rock)" called "Solid as Barack" -- the actual Ashford & Simpson have recorded a tribute to Obama called ... wait for it ... "Solid (As Barack," which they'll be releasing Jan. 27. It'll be available for digital download on Jan. 20, inauguration day.
So do Armisen and Rudolph get points on this?