Ok, so it may be somewhat obvious I’m a bit of an ol’skool Hip Hop/R&B head, Daddy BBH too (dude can spit!!). Naturally we were stoked when we heard about André 3000 of OutKast creating, executive producing and starring in “Class of 3000,” an animated television series on Cartoon Network. André 3000 is the voice of superstar and music teacher Sunny Bridges, set at Atlanta, Georgia’s Westley School of Performing Arts. Can I get a WOOT WOOT from our Atlanta BBH’s?? Jeah! Here’s a summary from www.tv.com:
“Class of 3000 is an animated series created by André Benjamin of the musical group Outkast. André plays a character named Sunny Bridges who graduated from Westley School of Performing Arts in Atlanta, Georgia and went on to become a huge musical star, winning 27 Grammys and a Nobel Prize. However, after finding that the lifestyle of a rich and famous music star does not sit well with him, he mysteriously walks out of the music industry at the height of his career. Now he is returning to his old hometown of Atlanta to give back to the community and the kids currently attending his old school as their new music teacher”
The show debuted in 2007 but was later cancelled in 2010, allegedly due to budget and copyright infringement issues (grown folk stuff lawd). You can download the two existing season’s via iTunes. This show is SUPACUTE and I absolutely love the diversity of the students. Now there is use of slang throughout that some “edu-ma-cated” BBH parents may not appreciate. BUT for us, it’s all good. People come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. Plus, it’s not like my writing style is all pristine, and I am “edu-ma-cated” LOL!!
Honestly, I think the show is more fitting for ages 4-8. But the music?!?! BANGIN’ for all ages!!! Oh it’s Andre 3000 all the way hon, trust. With jamz like “Throwdown”, “Banana Zoo” or “A Rich Shade of Blue”, your BBH will learn the art of some good head bobbin’. MMhhmm, put that baby on the MAP!! It’s jokes cuz I often find myself jammin’ to it in my car… ALONE, sans BBH. Yessss! It’s like that. If it were not so, I would have told you! Be careful to call it “Class of 3000” or you may get judged. Trust, you do not want your child asking to hear “Andre 3000″ around strangers, smh… Anywho, take a listen to a few of our favs.