Rappers Research Revealed On 'Dexter's Lab'
A host of rappers have turned to science on the upcoming offering, "Dexter's Laboratory: The Hip-Hop Experiment." Due Aug. 20, the Rhino EP will feature seven tracks from the likes of Coolio, De La SoA host of rappers have turned to science on the upcoming offering, "Dexter's Laboratory: The Hip-Hop Experiment." Due Aug. 20, the Rhino EP will feature seven tracks from the likes of Coolio, De La Soul, and Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am, among others, who are all fans of the popular Cartoon Network series "Dexter's Laboratory."
In addition to the show's opening theme, the tracks on the EP are based around the premise of the series, which has been nominated for four Emmy Awards since its 1996 debut. Coolio offers "Dexter (What's His Name")," while A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Diggy tackles the pint-sized boy genius' romantic side on "Love According to Dexter," which features Slick and Rose. Even Dexter's meddling older sister, Dee-Dee, is represented through De La Soul's "Sibling Rivalries," as is his evil nemesis, who shows up in YZ's "Mandark's Plan."
"'Dexter's Laboratory' is really a celebration of creative genius, sibling rivalry, and the everyday challenges of childhood," Cartoon Network VP of off-channel commerce James Porges said in a statement. "The artists involved in 'The Hip-Hop Experiment' took the spirit of the show to heart, and the result is a CD that puts a new spin on the themes and characters of the show."
A music video for Prince Paul's "Back to the Lab" will premiere Aug. 16 during Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoon Friday. Beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT, the four-hour programming block will be devoted to "Dexter's Laboratory," showing the "greatest episodes" of the series. Two additional music videos are in production, according to Rhino.
Here is the "Dexter's Laboratory: The Hip-Hop Experiment" track listing:
"Dexter's Laboratory Opening Theme"
"Dexter (What's His Name?)," Coolio,
"Love According to Dexter," Phife Diggy introducing Slick and Rose
"Mandark's Plan," YZ
"Sibling Rivalries," De La Soul
"Back to the Lab," Prince Paul