Speaking about his participation in the animated show that is inspired by artist Gilbert Shelton’s 1960s stoner series, the ‘Floating’ rapper explains he ‘wanted to do something outside of rap, creatively.’
- Apr 22, 2021
Rapper ScHoolboy Q is making his acting debut in the TV adaptation of cult comic book “The Freak Brothers”.
The hip-hop star will voice a character based on himself in the animated show, inspired by artist Gilbert Shelton’s 1960s stoner series “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers”, which already boasts cast members like Woody Harrelson, John Goodman, Tiffany Haddish, and Pete Davidson.
And ScHoolboy admits he took the premise of the series to heart while in the recording booth: “I love that I get to play myself,” he told Variety. “I don’t just mean playing ‘Q’ either, but the real me. I was high on ‘shrooms when I recorded my scenes.”
He added, “I wanted to do something outside of rap, creatively, and this was a great fit. It’s hilarious and it just ‘feels stoner’ like I am. The show is really about what it says it’s about. Working on my episode was laid back and fun, while still challenging creatively and pushing boundaries.”
Also joining the project is Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the founder of Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) – home to ScHoolboy and artists like Kendrick Lamar and SZA. He will serve as an executive producer on “The Freak Brothers”, and also produce the show’s theme tune, created by artist Ray Vaughn.
Describing the show as “funny and perfect for modern times,” Tiffith added, “WTG’s [executive producers] Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon and [producer] Dorothy Canton were welcoming and great at working with our creative vision to ensure TDE was represented well.” Vaughn chimed in,”The stuff I’ve seen so far has been hilarious.”