The hardest working group in Hip-Hop has placed more work on their plate. The Roots will be developing a pair of children’s series with Amazon.
One series will be animated while the other will be live action. So far, there are only details on the former.
The animated series, currently titled “South Street Sounds,” follows three friends growing up in the most musical of neighborhoods, where the birds tweet to a beat, every shop-keeper, pizza-maker and crossing guard dance perfectly in time, and having a bad day means literally singing the blues. The neighborhood inspires the kids the form a band called South Street Together. The series will be written by Becky Friedman and feature music by The Roots. Details on the live action series will be unveiled at a later date.
Now that’s for the culture.
“As we venture into the world that is film and television production, we couldn’t think of a better partner than Amazon to help us develop these first two children’s projects,” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, who will executive produce with Black Thought, told Variety.