Adult Swim’s ‘Black Dynamite’ Plans Police Brutality Musical With Tyler, the Creator, Erykah Badu
"The Wizard of Watts" will air on January 10 at 10:30 p.m.
Over the course of its two seasons, Adult Swim’s blaxploitation parody Black Dynamite has occasionally enlisted some pretty special guests (including an inspired casting this season of Chance the Rapper as Bob Marley). But according to Pitchfork, January 10 may offer a couple of the most noteworthy guest turns yet. Featuring Tyler, the Creator and Erykah Badu, “The Wizard of Watts” will be a musical episode about “police brutality.”
Michael Jai White’s Black Dynamite generally does his share of crime-fighting and this episode will detail the hallucinations he suffers after he gets hit in the head with a brick during a Watts Riot. Actor Tim Blake Nelson and comedian J.B. Smoove will also appear in the episode, but it’s unclear just what roles any of these special guests will be playing. The hourlong special will air on January 10 at 10:30 p.m.