Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hip-Hop On "YO GABBA GABBA!" :)

I just recently found this children's tv show on Nick JR. which features hip-hop artists performing and acting for children. It's called "Yo Gabba Gabba", it's quite amusing as you'd imagine, so here's some footage of Mos Def & The Roots as seen on the show.........

Strangely enough it's not the first time hip-hop has been used as children's entertainment. In 2008, Chali 2na from Jurrasic 5, Lady Bug from Digable Planets, Scratch from The Roots, Wordsworth and Prince Paul formed a group called "Dino 5" and released a conceptual album in which each member played a talking dinosaur.

Perhaps even more bizarre was Ice Cube's venture into childrens movies. Whos idea it was to cast a gangster rapper in family movies is anyones guess.

I'm hoping this year will see Immortal Technique show up on "Bear In The Big Blue House" with a rhyme for the kiddies.

1 comment:

  1. They danced hiphop so cute! I have seen this episode of Yo Gabba Gabba while dancing hiphop and it was so fun!