It’s entitled The Wizard of Watts, or Oz Ain’t Got S&@# On The Wiz.
Last night, Adult Swim animated blaxploitation show Black Dynamite aired an hour-long movie musical that married The Wizard of Oz (and/or The Wiz) with commentary on police brutality. It featured the voices of Erykah Badu, Chance the Rapper and Tyler, the Creator. Here’s the episode’s capsule:
Black Dynamite’s one day off couldn’t be more work: everyone needs his help AND a riot blows up. A brick to the head sends BD hallucinating into the Magical Land of Oz-Watts, a trippy technicolor world where… everyone needs his help! Between getting Scarecorn some game, Lionhorn a muzzle and the Tin Bee a set of balls, BD has to fight off the Wicked Bitch of the West Side and reach the Great and Powerful Mother#*?@#$%’s palace, or he’ll never get home.
Watch the trailer below and head to Adult Swim to watch it in full. Tyler had a busy weekend on Adult Swim, appearing on the always surreal The Eric Andre Show — his interview follows.