“Black Dynamite” Toon Takes on Police Brutality Issue


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Badu, Tyler, Nelson, Smoove and others participate in episode.

By Blurt Staff

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s going to be an awesome ‘toon on Adult Swim called “Black Dynamite” which springboarded off the even more awesome Blaxploitation sendup Black Dynamite (details HERE), which itself – for all you funk/soul bruthas and sistas out there – had equally awesome Adrian Younge theme music and an accompanying, Wax Poetics-approved, soundtrack.

Upcoming is a one-hour episode, due Jan. 10, via Adult Swim and titled “The Wizard of Watts” featuring Erykah Badu, Tyler The Creator, Tim Blake Nelson and J.B. Smoove, that deals with some of the recent, high-profile police brutality and racial issues in America. According to Pitchfork, the show “follows a crime-fighting title character whose job it is to keep his city safe from, among other threats, ‘ninjas, a young Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby and Richard Nixon’ (it takes place in the 1970s)… Black Dynamite… attempts to take a vacation, during which time police start patrolling the streets and a riot breaks out. Black Dynamite is then hit in the head with a brick, which causes him to hallucinate into the Magical Land of Oz-Watts, where he is called upon to defend the community from the police.”

Director and co-writer Carl Jones commented, “As a comedy writer, I feel it’s my job to make people laugh while using constructive social criticism to evoke thought and inspire dialogue.” (Via Pitchfork) Below, watch some great shit:


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