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)
will.i.am 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 will.i.am,
"Back to the Lab" by Prince Paul.