I really dislike the music by most artists featured in this cartton…specially T-Pain (and that Auto-tune voice)…but then again it has some artists that I respect and admire, like George Clinton, Bootsy Collins & Big Boi…I had to share this with you for all the good and the bad that has come off it since it’s release (7th march).
This is meant to serve as homage to the Atlanta Spring Break fiesta Freaknik, which at one point attracted more than 250,000 people, until it was shut down in the late 90s.
“The one-hour special took two years to create, and features T-Pain as a party ghost, Lil Wayne as Jesus, Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson, Kelis, Big Boi, Rick Ross, George Clinton & Bootsy Collins. Saturday Night Live comedians Andy Samberg and Bill Hader round out the bill. ‘Freaknik’ focuses on a group of students hoping to revive the party.”
Although this is good entertainment, the Freaknik subject as revived a lot of good and bad about why the festival was closed, and plenty people think that the carttoon has obscured a lot of the bad on the event. Also mentioned is that Freaknik (the cartoon), portrais the Afro american culture in a negative light, because of the language and steorotipical characters….Bama Love Soul has a great write up on this and you should have a read after watching it…
Here’s an excerpt:
“If you are not familiar with what Freaknik really was and how it actually ended, you could be left with certain misconceptions the cartoon didn’t address at all. I was recently reminded(thanks Shay) that there was an increase in the reports of rapes and sexual assaults to women during the festival. The police and city officials could not ensure the safety of visitors to Freaknik.”
I am going to refrain from stating my personal opinion, instead, please have a look below at the entire episode (3parts) and let us know what do you think….
Thanks to On Smash & Bama Love Soul
CLICK HERE TO WATCH PART 1CLICK HERE TO WATCH PART 2CLICK HERE TO WATCH PART 3