Tyler, The Creator Gets Animated on Cartoon Network’s ‘Regular Show’ Series
An animated version of Tyler, the Creator appeared on the Cartoon Network's series 'Regular Show' on Nov. 21. The program follows Mordecai, a blue jay, who is best friends with a raccoon named Rigby. Together, they spend their days trying to entertain themselves whenever possible.
In the 'Rap it Up' episode, Tyler plays bully rapper Blitz Comet who is a member of a rap posse called CrewCrew featuring Alpha Dog (Donald Glover) and a female spitter named Demolition (MC Lyte). When Mordecai and Rigby's bubbled-headed (literally) friend named Pops gets humiliated for reciting poetry, the duo challenges CrewCrew to a rap battle. There's only one problem: Pops can't rap, he can only recite Shakespearean-style poetry.
Tyler is hilarious as the wise-cracking rhymer Blitz Comet. In an earlier freestyle session, Blitz disses his rap competitor Big Trouble (also played by Tyler) with some comical verses. "Blitz Comet on the scene / Step to me and you are gonna get creamed / Corn / All up in your teeth / You reek / You're the opposite of Chic / You're a Freak / You're rhymes are like antique," he spits.
This is a funny 11-minute episode that offers a cool moral at the end that goes something like, "Poets are not losers."
Is this the new trend in hip-hop -- rappers on cartoon shows? If it is, then this is a trend we fully support.
Watch Tyler, the Creator on Regular Show - 'Rap It Up' Episode'