T.I. To Release Cartoon Series
It’s been quite a busy year for the self-proclaimed King of the South born Clifford Harris. He was released from prison, stars in the upcoming film Takers, has a forthcoming album entitled King Uncaged, and got married to his longtime love interest and mother of his children, Tiny. Now, T.I. (or is it T.I.P.?) seems to be planning to follow in the footsteps of Andre 3000, T-Pain, and David Banner by releasing a cartoon series.
During an interview with radio host Angela Yee, Tip announced that he would serve as producer of an animated series entitled Lil Homies. While he has not secured a network for the cartoon yet, he said in the interview he may lend his vocal talent as a narrator. When Yee asked for a shot at a role in the upcoming ‘toon, T.I. jokingly told her she might be able to land a role on the show as the “neighborhood freak.”
Of course, the “Whatever You Like” singer rapper has to face the music about hip-hop-based animations. Cartoons created or developed by rappers have not done so well up to this point.
Banner’s That Crook’d Sipp was eventually shelved and ended up being retooled into the hour-long animated special entitled Freaknik: The Musical. While the show had quite a buzz, it has yet to show any signs of staying power or groundbreaking material. Also, Class of 3000 was cancelled after only two seasons. Does the ATL representative have staying power in the world of sketches and voiceovers?
Regardless, we hope T.I.’s show will be funny without making such a horrid mockery of its audience, as T-Pain’s did. We also hope that this cartoon will not, in any way, resemble the following.
If they seriously need a female voice (other than the neighborhood freak, of course), we’d like to throw Boss Lady‘s name in the hat. Is it just me, or does her voice do something to a brotha?