Christmas has come early for fans of The Boondocks! From hiphopwired.com:
It’s been a long time coming but The Boondocks is finally about to bless your TV screens once again. Adult Swim announced via their website, that season 4 will kick-off soon, but didn’t release details on the premiere date.
Y’all know how much we love Boondocks here on Georgia Mae. Heck, the wifey has Boondocks earrings! Short-sighted viewers might dismiss the show as a foul-mouthed glorification of black stereotypes, but if you look deeper you’ll find much more. Creator Aaron McGruder has perfected the art of social commentary. The Boondocks often serves as a mirror of our culture, exposing warts and all. And that’s why we love it so much.
It’s been more than two years since the last season, which means there is a ton of material for McGruder to mine. Here are a few topics I’d love to see Huey, Riley and Grandpa tackle.
Good lord. Hide your wipes, hide your bibs, they’re lactating everybody out here. Or something. Thankfully this dude’s 15 minutes ran out long ago but Antoine’s infamous rant and YouTube stardom is just waiting to be skewered. Can’t you see Riley dancing to the autotune video while Huey hangs his head in shame? I can definitely relate to Huey.
Most shows wouldn’t go NEAR this touchy subject, but taboo issues are McGruder’s forte. I think he could drum up an interesting commentary on the racial divides that have sprung up from Trayvon’s death. I’m sure plenty of people will be offended, but that’s par the course for The Boondocks.
Nicki Minaj joins Thugnificent’s Lethal Injection crew
Thugnfiicent – a loudmouthed, delusional rapper with a gigantic crew of yes men – is one of the best recurring characters on the show. Last time he appeared, he and his crew were down on their luck. I have the perfect idea to bring them back – Thugnificent hires a talentless woman, molds her in the image of more successful acts (a dash of Lil Kim here, a bit of Lady Gaga there) and boom, the Lethal Injection crew has a new star. Riley will spend the entire episode dancing around and defending this glorified pop music as hard-core hip hop while Huey shakes his head. And if Icki Nicki doesn’t fit the bill, sub in Lil’ B and his so-called “conscious” rap. This stuff writes itself.
World Star Hip Hop’s criminal videos
I haven’t spent much time discussing the rise of worldstarhiphop.com, mainly because it depresses me. The site has long been known as a hub for hip hop, but lately it’s gaining a reputation for its amateur videos. Thanks to the prominence of camera phones, any old hoodlum can document baby mama brawls, battles in high schools and weave-snatching throwdowns on the corner. These aren’t those slap-happy reality-show fights, they’ve very real and very brutal – almost always involving minors. Essentially, criminal activity is becoming entertainment. Can you imagine the fireworks if Riley recorded Grandpa and put the video on World Star?
You KNOW McGruder is gonna go in on this one. In recent years, the Illuminati have been blamed for all of the world’s ills. Poverty? Illuminati. Tsunami? Illuminati. Climate change? Illuminati. World Star Hip Hop? Illuminati. Apparently, an immortal sect of prehistoric zombie men are plotting to destroy the world by making rappers rich in return for sexual favors. Or something – the Illuminati origin story/master plan changes daily. Wouldn’t be great if Huey tracked down and uncovered those dreaded Illuminatiz, only to discover racist Uncle Ruckus was the head honcho the whole time?
You can have that one for free, Aaron.
What topics would you like to see covered on the new season of The Boondocks?