Trackmasters Ready Children’s Show: “It’s the New Hip-Hop Sesame Street

Elmo and friends are about to get a hip-hop remix. Production duo Poke and Tone are set to unveil an original, six-years-in-the-making children’s TV show, titled Kids Block.

“In a nutshell, it’s the new hip-hop Sesame Street,” Tone told XXLMag.com. “It’s very authentic, all real music, all real hip-hop tracks, R&B tracks.”

The show uses hip-hop music to promote education. Artists will regularly close out the show with the concluding staple segment, “Block Party.”

“We used real writers, real rappers,” Tone said, “all the way to the point where the… puppeteers had to take hip-hop dance class to learn how to move the puppets authentically.”

Currently writing scripts and beginning filming, the show is set for a January release on an as-yet-undisclosed major network.

On the music side, the Trackmasters are focused on upcoming albums by Red Café and Lil Kim. –John Kennedy

  • Carl Crack the third

    Right cause we totally need a ” new hip hop seaseme street”

    This is going to suck

  • Nathan Litwiller

    Didn’t I see this on Saturday Night Live last year? Something called “The Learnin’ Train.”

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      “I GOT RAY-BEEZ FO’ LEARNIN’!”

  • http://myspace.com/weezyzthaboss Tyler the Blogger

    a hip hop styled sesame Street??? where was this when i was in Diapers? but seriously how well will this be recieved? wasnt there a show (less authenticated hip hop though bear in mind) called Hip Hop Harry? or something of that nature? now dont get me wrong Sesame Street was THE SHIT! haha and hip Hop is my culture my 2nd lover, etc but what can they do with this? since its aimed at kids i doubt there will be any episodes on gangs,guns and drugs (unless they go the Tookie route), so as far as it being Hip hop orientated does it mean colorful clothes? baggy and or tight clothes? and alot of dancing? maybe a turntable or 2? does anyone else forsee a guest appearance from Soulja Boy? anyway maybe im being too critical maybe i should expect more from the Trackmasters….but anyway i could see this falling through before January….some white parents i can see already complaining afte rthe pilot episode or initial commercials are shown, i can see alot of “they want us to raise our kids to be hoodlums with no respect for the laws” or “they just told OUR kids to SUPERMAN THAT HOE! where do you get off….” etc… i mean that is “authentic hip hop” in todays world right? -Tyler Out-

  • hate

    this is a good thing. its about time people started recognizing that hip-hop helps to shape our youth. if you have anything bad to say about this, then you aint hip-hop

  • http://xxlmag.com TyLer The Blogger

    a hip hop styled sesame Street??? where was this when i was in Diapers? but seriously how well will this be recieved? wasnt there a show (less authenticated hip hop though bear in mind) called Hip Hop Harry? or something of that nature? now dont get me wrong Sesame Street was THE SHIT!(they taught me my ABCs and shit) haha and Hip Hop is my culture my 2nd lover, etc but what can they do with this? since its aimed at kids i doubt there will be any episodes on gangs,guns and drugs (unless they go the Tookie route), so as far as it being Hip hop orientated does it mean colorful clothes? baggy and or tight clothes? and alot of dancing? maybe a turntable or 2? does anyone else forsee a guest appearance from Soulja Boy? anyway maybe im being too critical maybe i should expect more from the Trackmasters….but anyway i could see this falling through before January….some white parents i can see already complaining afte rthe pilot episode or initial commercials are shown, i can see alot of “they want us to raise our kids to be hoodlums with no respect for the laws” or “they just told OUR kids to SUPERMAN THAT HOE! where do you get off….” etc… i mean that is “authentic hip hop” in todays world right? -Tyler Out-

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  • joe p

    good stuff guys … a positive flip on hip hop … i like this

  • BeerGangsta

    I guess i will get all 5 of my kids together and watch this. They shock me with this.

  • Silly Willy

    Even though it’s true, don’t ever describe it as the “hip hop Sesame Street” if it’s not done yet. That right there could go the Nigger-Untitled route……

    Make sure everything is OK first, before upsetting the lipstick wearing pitbulls demographic…..

  • AZ40

    I smell a beef brewin’ you know Hip Hop Harry ain’t gonna like them comin’ for his spot.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Seriously though, the show “Electric Company” has that market locked already. A lot of big name, hip hop-oriented folks do cameos & perform
    on the show. Wyclef does the theme song.

    They rap, beat-box, etc., without the negative conotation that a “hip hop sesame street” would carry. For the demographic audience, it’s pretty good show; my kids love it.

    “Hip Hop Sesame Street” sounds like a bunch of niggas doing nigga shit while say the ABC’s.

    Poke & Tone should stick to finding america’s next overnight celebrity & leave the kids alone.

  • rolo

    didn’t dave chappelle alredy do this with snoop and mos def, i doubt they can top that

  • abdulnasir

    tony grand got kids? u’s a grown ass man after all! must be cool being a father, huh?

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      ???…..

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  • Brooklyn

    for some reason when i think of this i think of that dave chapelle skit where he had snoop dogg and q-tip on some sesame street-esque type show and charlie murphy was the muppet in the garbage can singing about jerking off. i just hope that it won’t be wack though, perhaps the fact that it’s being done by rap producers will make it more authentic, not like sesame street putting elmo in a backwards cap, a large chain, and having him spit some wack ass rhyme about how he loves his goldfish.

  • http://www.djkolsmusic.com DJ Kols

    I feel sorry for the kids.

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