T-Pain and Adult Swim Present Freaknik: The Musical
In the beginning of January, we told you a bit about Freaknik: The Musical, the Adult Swim special that stars T-Pain and features the voices of Lil Wayne, George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Kelis, Big Boi, Cee-Lo, Charlie Murphy, Rick Ross…the list goes on. Andy Samberg and Bill Hader from Saturday Night Live pop up somewhere in the mix, too.
Well, on March 7 Adult Swim premieres a special that revisits the madness of Freaknik, and the cast alone makes it worth checking out.
revolves around a bunch of teens attempting to resurrect Atlanta’s spring break party Freaknik a decade after it was shut down in the A, ultimately competing in the Freaknik: Battle of the Trillest contest.
“Back in the ’90s, Freaknik was Atlanta’s version of the ultimate block party,” T-Pain said in an interview. “It was Mardi Gras meets spring break at your crazy cousin’s bachelor party and anything could happen. A decade later, I’m bringing it back for people like me, who didn’t get to experience it the first time around. We’ve recreated Freaknik’s vibe and energy with amazing animation, new music and an all-star cast of characters.”
“I was at the first Freaknik back when it first started in the early ’90s, when it was poppin’,” says Snoop Dogg. “I was a young rapper, selling CDs and tapes and posters.”
The special airs at 11:30 p.m. ET this Sunday. Mark your calendars, and be ready for tomfoolery to the fullest – T-Pain claims that it’s very “uncut” and “has no boundaries.” Here’s a preview of what to expect, complete with a few quick interviews with some people involved.
As fun as this TV special sounds, do you think T-Pain and company are pushing the envelope by depicting such a raunchy, primarily African-American event? Does this portray African-Americans in a negative light? Or is this just fun and games and should we as viewers enjoy it for what it is? Let us know!