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.”Loading ...
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.