Rapper, blogger, producer, and, last but certainly not least!, Paparazzi camera smasher Kanye West is branching out into television, joining with Comedy Central and the producers of Crank Yankers to create a hip-hop version of The Muppet Show called Alligator Boots.
The show, which has yet to be picked up, will also give West a new way to release and promote his music—not to mention make money off of the royalties—since all of the rapping puppets will be performing tracks by West and his protege Rhymefest.
We eagerly await more news about the show, most likely from West’s blog.
Rollingstone.com: Kanye West, Comedy Central and the producers of Crank Yankers are joining forces on a new puppet-centric television series tentatively called Alligator Boots. Whereas Yankers features puppets making crank calls, Boots will feature felt characters rapping. The series will feature music produced and performed by West and his protégé Rhymefest. Somehow West found time within his busy 808s & Heartbreak schedule to serve as host on the already-filmed pilot episode. If the show were to be picked up — they’re aiming for 2009 — there would be a different celebrity host every episode, much like the original Muppet Show. West and Rhymefest will both serve as executive producers along with Jon Kimmel, brother of comedian and Yankers co-creator Jimmy Kimmel.
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