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Ice Cube Teams With ‘Futurama’ Creator For New Cartoon Series

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Ice Cube and David

Cohen, creator of the animated hit series “Futurama,” have teamed

up to create a half-hour animated comedy about an early 80’s Hip-Hop group.

“Grandmaster

Freak & the Furious 15” will center on a rap group in Englewood, New

Jersey, which was the home of Sugar Hill Records, the label that released the

first breakthrough rap record, “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugar

Hill Gang.

The animated show

will detail the exploits of a rap crew and their leader, 17-year-old high school

student, Grandmaster Freak.

Ice Cube and his

partner in VisionCube Productions, Matt Alvarez will serve as executive producers.

"He’s kind

of this groundbreaking, trend-setting cool guy whose parents would much rather

him study to become a lawyer," Alvarez told Variety. "We really want

to capitalize on the early stages and the innocence of Hip-Hop. It was a new

medium for all of these guys who didn’t know anything about (the music industry)."

Alvarez said that

he hopes to have a musical performance in each episode and that his famous partner

and former NWA front man will lend his well known voice to a character on the

show.

The series marks

VisionCube’s first foray into television.

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