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Method Man was drawn to comedy of ‘Chozen’

CHOZEN -- Pictured: Method Man. CR. Greg Endries/FX NetworkKrush Groove, a tour coming to the Save Mart Center in April that’s a celebration of old school Hip-Hop will feature an appearance by Redman & Method Man. If you want to hear a different side of Method Man before going to the show, he’s one of the voice talents on the new FX animated series “Chozen.”

The series looks at “Chozen,” a gay white rapper fresh out of prison. Chozen is on a quest for redemption and to claim the title of the world’s top rap artist.

Cliff “Method Man” Smith, who is the voice of Phantasm, knew when he signed on that the series would make fun of the Hip-Hop and Rap culture. That made him want to do the show even more.

“It’s making fun of hip hop. It’s making fun of gay people. It’s making fun of just the audacity of some of the artists that think they’re just above the law and above the world on these pedestals and nothing can touch them,” Method Man says. “Why not? You gotta knock people off their horse every now and then, you know?”

As to the gay jokes, Method Man adds, “When I approached the project, it wasn’t even a second thought for me. I didn’t think people would react the way they did. It wasn’t like I didn’t react like that. It wasn’t like you know, it didn’t occur to me, you know, that would be a problem because I’ve never had a problem with it. That’s the best answer I can give you”

CHOZEN - Pictured: Chozen group image. CR. FXHe hasn’t tried his hand at writing songs for the show because he likes what the writers have created.

“I like ‘Sex and Murder,’ you know, dead people have sex and then they murder. It’s cool right there. That’s cold blooded,” Method Man says.

Along with Method Man, the voice cast features Bobby Moynihan, Michael Peña, Hannibal Buress, Nick Swardson and Kathryn Hahn. It airs at 10:30 p.m. Mondays on the FX Network.

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