News: T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross & More Talk "Freaknik: The Musical" [Video]
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 4:30PM
T-Pain, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross have spoken on their involvement in the upcoming' Freaknik: The Musical' cartoon and promised the television project would leave fans satisfied.
According to Rick Ross, he only decided to be a part of the cartoon because of Pain's involvement.
"Make sure you check out that, that 'Freaknik' cartoon," Ross said in a video. "You know if it was for anybody else, I wouldn't have even been a part of a cartoon movie but because it was Pain and he told me we were doing it uncut -- and man, it turned out to be fun. Me, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, the list goes on." (Nappy Boy Online)
Both Snoop and Pain shared their memories of the actual Freaknik club venue.
"Man, I was at the first Freaknik when it first started in the early 90's, when it was poppin'," Snoop said. "Like Freaknik was the thing to do when I was a young rapper, selling CDs and tapes, pushing posters." "My brother was coming back with [sexual] diseases," Pain laughingly added. "That's all I know. Make sure you check out 'Freaknik: The Musical', it's going down only on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, b*tch!" (Nappy Boy Online)
According to Pain, the special has been a dream of his.
"You can't do what you want to do, you can't be as silly as you want to be (and) people won't take you seriously in music,"T-Pain said in an interview. "It was a gift...I always wanted to do a cartoon and I didn't know it would be this good...Some people are going to hate it, some people are going to think it's funny." (ABC News)
The special will feature a variety of celebrities and entertainers.
The cartoon, rated TV-MA, follows students who are looking to resurrect the now-defunct street party, and T-Pain is the "party ghost." It also features Andy Samberg, Lil' Wayne, Bill Hader, Kelis, Snoop Dogg and George Clinton, among others. Lil Wayne voices the character Trap Jesus, who T-Pain describes as having "a Jesus-type aura to him." Samberg portrays a "frat boy" while Kelis plays the role of Tyra Banks, whose television show T-Pain's character appears on. (Seattle PI)
The special airs Sunday, March 7th on Adult Swim.
Check out T-Pain, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg speaking on the special down below: