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“Freaknik: The Musical” set for Adult Swim March 7

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An Adult Swim publicist sent me new art today and more details about the previously reported “Freaknik: The Musical” one-hour animated special on the network. It’s set to air March 7 at 11:30 p.m.

T-Pain spoke to Associated Press recently about the show, too.

“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 a telephone interview from Los Angeles Wednesday.

“It was a gift … I always wanted to do a cartoon and I didn’t know it would be this good,” the 25-year-old said, who executive produced the special.

The special will feature voices including Andy Samburg (of “Saturday Night Live”), funk legend George Clinton, R&B singers Cee-Lo and Kelis and rap stars Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Lil Jon. The article notes that T-Pain has worked on the show for two years.

From the latest press release:

Ten years after the city of Atlanta shut down Freaknik, the biggest spring break party known to man, a group of kids searching for fun successfully resurrect the spirit of Freaknik, who appears in the form of a party ghost voiced by T-Pain. Students from all over America once again descend on Atlanta to perform in Freaknik’s Battle of the Trillest.

“Back in the ’90s, Freaknik was Atlanta’s version of the ultimate block party,” says T-Pain.  “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.”

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Many in Atlanta don’t remember Freaknik with such fond memories. The party, once it blew up in 1994, became a Bacchanalian Spring Break-style party that jammed up roads and created chaos. The city shut it down completely by 1999.

15 comments Add your comment

Lady Kayas

February 14th, 2010
11:55 pm

if they don’t make a cartoon outta dis imma cry!! =’[

Lady Kayas

February 14th, 2010
11:58 pm

*sorry show…not catoon =]

lol its already 1 =p

stich

March 3rd, 2010
7:57 pm

epicness!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stich

March 3rd, 2010
7:57 pm

this is gonna b awsum

[...] Actually, lots of other people are doing things about it, too. Like SSDC, and various festivals in New York, and theaters all over this country who fund the expensive process of the development of new musicals. Maybe I’m just getting on the bandwagon. Like T- Pain. [...]

LEXUS

March 8th, 2010
12:25 am

DEYY MADE A CARTOON OUTT OF THISX IM WATCHINN IT RITEE NOW DHIS JANK 2 LIVE ! N ME BEINGG YUNG ITZX REALLIE GT MI MINDD BLOWNN N THEYY CANN RAPP &+ SINGG ILT IISH !!

robert t morton ii a.k.a bert

March 8th, 2010
10:20 am

corey

March 8th, 2010
10:32 am

freaknik is awsome

Genesis

March 9th, 2010
10:45 am

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Tre' Staxx

March 9th, 2010
2:05 pm

Was the best thing i ever seen….i was waitin for a month ta see this!!!

Deathtoy23

March 10th, 2010
8:54 am

dude best thing ever I could’nt wait 4 dis to come out it was AMAZING!!!!!!! =0!

S

March 10th, 2010
7:48 pm

For those of you that left comments about T-PAIN’S Freaknik the Musical that aired Sunday night on AdultSwim ARE YOU SERIOUS??????? You thought that the cartoon was awesome??????? Did you see the same CRAP I saw Sunday night? It was an embarrassment to the African American community!!! T-PAIN should be ashamed of himself as well as every rapper that participated doing voice-overs!

Carl

March 10th, 2010
8:03 pm

Every man,woman and child past, present and future has to respect the power of a good bowl movement and this is what it was…so lets do what comes nature and flush this crap and all involved!!!!!! Lets put crap where crap belong in the towel, it has always made me feel better.

VirginiaForever

March 11th, 2010
12:06 pm

That was AMAZING – Pwnage-

AtlantaFemale

March 14th, 2010
6:50 pm

THE CREATERS OF THIS CARTOON SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES. I watched this b.s. and it is utter foolishness and a disgrace. Of course the rappers are all lining up to prove how true the saying is that they are absolutely the lowest of the low, and absolutely unintelligent.

I HOPE PEOPLE REMEMBER that this is not BLACK CULTURE. This is a crude and ugly SUBCULTURE of American society. It should be shot in the arse and put out of it’s gutter misery.