NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Ice-T visits SiriusXM Studios on February 18, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
Death For Hire
Animated Series
Being Developed
By Two Hip-Hop
Fans of classic hip-hop should be thrilled to hear that two legends of the music genre are developing a new animated series, entitled “Death for Hire.” Ice-T and NWA’s Arabian Prince will join forces with Tommy the Animator, a talented artist who is confirmed to co-create a graphic novel, which is to be released before the animated series by Z2 Comics.
In the series, Ice-T will voice the Crooked Mayor Chuck Davis, while T's real-life wife, Coco, will provide vocals for his deadly female assassin, Rhonda Knuckles. Other voice talents will include Busta Rhymes, Tracy Morgan, Mike Epps, and Snoop Dogg, who will take on the role of Pretty Black, a character tied into the underbelly of the series' fictional location, Tehk City.
Equally exciting is the report that the series will feature an original score from NWA founder Dr. Dre, and this new score will be combined with each attached rap artist customizing their original theme. With all these hip-hop icons plus writer Gary Phillips, executive story editor on FX's soon-to-be-finished "Snowfall," it's clear that there's plenty to look forward to in “Death for Hire.”