News: Nick Cannon Talks Cory Gunz & Adult Swim Show, "It's About A One-Hit Wonder Rap Group"
Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 12:30PM
Rapper/TV star Nick Cannon recently confirmed recent reports of linking with New York emcee Cory Gunz for a television special and discussed his upcoming Cartoon Network Adult Swim series.
According to Cannon, the projects fall under his NCredible new media company.
"[Incredible is an] adjective I use everyday," he revealed in an interview. "I want to make everything in my life incredible. I've always wanted to name my company that, so I did -- plus the capital NC is a nice touch. I met Cory when he was like fourteen at a mix show summit and knew he would be doing big things then. This [Adult Swim program] is the project I'm most excited about right now. It's about a one-hit wonder rap group living in Atlanta partying and going to strip clubs, but still making it to church on Sunday." (VIBE)
Details on his television ventures circulated online earlier this week.
At MTV, where Cannon produced the sketch-comedy show "Wild 'N Out," he is behind "Nick Cannon Presents Hatin' on '09," a comedic year-in-review special that will air on New Year's Day. Cannon taped an appearance as President Obama, with rapper-actor 50 Cent also set to do a segment. Also at MTV, NCredible did a reality docudrama pilot "Son of a Gun: A True Bronx Tale," about young rapper Corey Gunz, and is proceeding with filming additional episodes of the show about Gunz, one of the first artists on Cannon's music label. At Adult Swim, NCredible is working on puppet show set in the real world. Written by Hadjii, it is about members of a hip-hop group who live together and are on the verge of making it big. "It's a hip-hop version of 'Entourage' with puppets," partner Michael Goldman said. (Hollywood Reporter)
Cannon signed a two-year partnership with Nickelodeon last spring as the network's Honorary Chairman for the kids-based channel.
"I started my career here at Nickelodeon and am so excited to be back, serving as an integral part of TEENick as the in-house voice and representative for teens everywhere," said Cannon in a statement. "TEENick is their network and I am here to make sure this is an ultimate destination for and about them." (PR News Wire)
In addition to television, Canon has protected his wife, Mariah Carey, from verbal remarks made toward her from Eminem.
"He's lucky I haven't run into him yet," Cannon said in an interview. "I'm supposed to protect my woman if someone can be so heinous and disrespectful. Until we speak, I don't respect him as a man. He and I need to have an old-school sit-down." (Star Pulse)
Check out a recent Nick Cannon interview below: