Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has just inked a deal to create his own
cartoon series about an early '80s hip-hop crew.
The BARBERSHOP star has joined forces with Futurama creator David Cohen to
create GRANDMASTER FREAK + THE FURIOUS 15, about a rap group in Englewood, New
Jersey - the city that birthed the pioneering SUGAR HILL RECORDS.
The animated comedy will follow the exploits of the oversized rap crew and
their leader, 17-year-old high school student GRANDMASTER FREAK.
Matt Alvarez, who will serve as an executive producer alongside partner
Ice Cube, says they're currently seeking voice actors "who have an ability to
He adds, "We hope to have a musical performance in every episode."
Ice Cube, real name O'SHEA JACKSON, is expected to voice one of the
characters in the show.