Hip-Hop Meets The Muppets?
September 24, 2008 at 5:15 AM (PT)
KANYE WEST is adding yet another title to his already full résumé ... puppet master?
Well, kind of, reports MTV NEWS. The rapper is teaming up with COMEDY CENTRAL for a show that THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER describes as "hip-hop meets THE MUPPETS." The show, tentatively titled "ALLIGATOR BOOTS," is from the same team behind COMEDY CENTRAL's puppet show "CRANK YANKERS" -- JACKHOLE PRODS., which was founded by JIMMY KIMMEL, ADAM COROLLA and DANIEL KELLISON. A half-hour pilot has already been shot for the show.
Currently under consideration for 2009, the show would feature music by WEST and CHICAGO-based rapper and KANYE collaborator RHYMEFEST, who would also work alongside KELLISON as executive producers. Each week the show would have a different celebrity host and employ a format similar to that of "THE MUPPET SHOW." WEST is the host for the pilot.