Cartoon Network Gets Down With Hip-Hop

On August 20th, the Cartoon Network and Rhino

Records will team up to release Dexter's Laboratory: The Hip-Hop Experiment.

The album will contain six brand new songs from such hip-hop acts as Coolio,

De La Soul, Prince Paul, Phife Diggy (former member of A Tribe Called Quest) and YZ.

Dexter's Laboratory is the story of a boy genius

creates world changing inventions in his laboratory, despite the interference

of his older sister Dee Dee. The show debuted in April of 1996 and his since

gone on to earn four Emmy nominations.

"We were thrilled to enlist an incredible

roster of talent to go into their labs to create some fun, clever songs that

we think Dexter fans of all ages will enjoy," said Mike Engstrom, Product

Manager for Warner Special Products. "All the artists involved are huge

Dexter's Laboratory fans - and it shows in every track."

To celebrate the release of Dexter's Laboratory:

The Hip-Hop Experiment, Cartoon Network will dedicate its entire Cartoon Cartoon

Friday lineup on Friday, August 16 from 8 p.m.-12 midnight (ET, PT) to the greatest

episodes of Dexter's Laboratory. That night, Cartoon Network will also premiere

the first music video for the album, "Back to the Lab." Two additional

music videos are also in production.

"Dexter's Laboratory is really a celebration

of creative genius, sibling rivalry and the everyday challenges of childhood,"

added James Porges, vice president of off channel commerce for Cartoon Network.

"The artists involved in The Hip-Hop Experiment took the spirit of the

show to heart, and the result is a CD that puts a new spin on the themes and

characters of the show."

Here is the track listing:

"Dexter's Laboratory Opening Theme,"

"Dexter (What's His Name?)" by Coolio,

"Love According to Dexter" by Phife Diggy introducing Slick and Rose,

"Mandark's Plan" by YZ,

"Sibling Rivalries" by De La Soul,

"Secrets" by,

"Back to the Lab" by Prince Paul.