News: Method Man Gets "Chozen" To Help Gay White Rapper Survive
Friday, Jun 7, 2013 2:55PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man is going to have to balance some time in-between making his next solo album and working alongside his rap group after landing a new animated series role.
According to reports, Tical will contribute his voice to a new show project called "Chozen."
Method Man is stepping back into the show biz game, but this time he's bringing his distinctive voice to the TV screen in an animated series on new channel FXX. The show, titled "Chozen," is the first original series that will premiere on FX's new spinoff channel, which is directed at the 18-34 demographic and will also run some of FX's already successful shows like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "The League." Meth's new show is from the creators of "Archer" and the recently-cancelled "Eastbound & Down," and will also star Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, Hannibal Burress, Bobby Moynihan, and more. It'll center on a gay white rapper fresh out of jail and his attempts to survive and grab a chance at redemption. (XXL Mag)
If all goes accordingly, the show will premiere sometime around early September.
FXX, which launches September 2, will focus more on comedy and target younger viewers than FX. It will air several current FX shows, including "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "The League." Nick Grad announced the show in his new capacity as president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. "It's great to be in business with Grant, Danny, Jody, David and Rough House and this is the perfect first series order for FXX," said Grad. "'Chozen' is an outrageous and ballsy comedy, but it's also a very smart examination of the rap culture." "It's wholly unique," Eric Schrier, the newly promoted president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, added. (Chicago Tribune)
The news comes just days after Mef reunited with his Wu pals on the new "Family Reunion" collaboration.
Fresh off a solid performance at Hot 97 Summer Jam, the Wu-Tang collective unleash a brand new track which is the first taste off their forthcoming 20th Anniversary album A Better Tomorrow, coming later this year. RZA decided to send the soulful track to Peter Rosenberg to premiere it on Hot 97. (HHNM)
Last weekend, the Wu reunited at New York radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam concert.
Wu-Tang Clan, who also celebrated 20 years in music Sunday, showed no signs of slowing down with a set that felt both fresh and nostalgic. Too bad the crowd didn't think so. The young audience grew excited during small parts of the rap group's set, and Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA, Raekwon and the other members seemed to notice. "All we ask is that the energy we give to you, give it back to us," Method Man told the crowd. "I think New York forgot about us a little, man," RZA said later. Despite some of the crowd's disinterest in the veteran group, they blazed the stage, performing jams like "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta (Expletive) Wit," "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" and "C.R.E.A.M." (Huffington Post)