Contact Us

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

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://www.xxlmag.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for XXL Mag quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!