When Cartoon Network announced the return of the tragically funny show known as “The Boondocks,” nerds, geeks and animation lovers rejoiced. The only thing better than checking in on Huey, Riley and Robert Freeman would be checking on the new characters and celebs that would make cameos. In celebration, TUD decided to run down some of the celeb vocal cords borrowed over the years for the show.
1) Busta Rhymes – “Flownominal” If you’re talking about voices or Hip-Hop icons, there aren’t many that can stand out in a crowded room like the one and only Busta Rhymes. So who better to play hype-man to Thugnificent than the Dungeon Dragon himself?
2) Lil Wayne – “Cousin Nique” There are normally two kinds of cousins in the family. There are ones that come to visit, bring dope toys and big fun to the house. And then there are the ones that eat your food, steal your stuff and try your patience. Guess which one Weezy was?
3) Katt Williams – “A Pimp Named Slickback” So let me get this straight, you need a loud, sharp-tongued, quick talking vulgar-voiced man to order women around and become the supreme pimp? Let’s just say casting Money Mike was practically cheating.
4) Mos Def – “Gangstalicious” The Boondocks could have gotten any MC worth his mic to play a rapper at the top of the charts. But when you need this MC to be funny and in the closet? That’s when you’re going to need an MC who can also ACT like an Oscar winner. Enter Brooklyn’s own Mos Def.
5) Snoop Dogg – “Macktastic” To be honest, it doesn’t matter what character he plays. Snoop’s Cali slang adds a sense of ghetto smoothness and gangster boogie to almost anything. But playing a rapper named “Macktastic,” a name that sounds like it could be Snoop nickname, is pretty much a no-brainer.
6) Ed Asner – “Ed Wuncler”
Imagine a mean spirited OG who’s racist, powerful, corrupt, conniving, capitalist, millionaire with no remorse, morals or “F’s” to give. Now imagine he owns your house… and the town it’s in. You have just imagined the character known as Ed Wuncler II. Now just imagine Ed Asner behind the mic voicing him. You’re welcome.
7) Samuel L Jackson – “Gin Rummy” So you need a voice to play a homicidal, ex-military wanna-be mastermind, trigger-happy criminal-on-the-come-up named Gin Rummy? Let’s just get the angriest man in Hollywood, Samuel L Jackson behind the mic and watch the magic happen.
8) Charley Murphy – “Ed Wuncler III” So you have a drunker, fouler, sociopath version of his grandfather with half the brains and double bullets. Why not get the guy known for kicking the coke outta the chest of Rick James? Better question, who’s gonna stop him?
9) Cee-Lo – “Rev. Rolo Goodlove” This is another character that seems like it was written after somebody watched a Cee-Lo video marathon. When you watch the Goddie Mob member speak as Rev Rolo Goodlove, you have to ask yourself what came first? The character or the voice?
10) Ghostface Killah – “The Ghost of Ghostface” So the character is a ghost of Ghostface Killah that comes to Huey Freeman in a vision. Who the hell ELSE are you gonna get to play that… Bruno Mars?!