WeBuyGold Premieres First Animated Series Starring 21 Savage as a Super Villain
Today, the music-centric social-video network, WeBuyGold debuted its new animated short-form series “The Year 2100.” The series features multi-platinum rapper 21 Savage and is the first of several original animated series that WeBuyGold is developing.
“We’re thrilled to partner with 21 Savage to launch this series that showcases his talent and music in a new way. Savage has an amazingly devoted fan-base and is respected by the hip-hop community in a really unique way. He was the perfect person to develop this creative story around,’’said Dan Altmann, co-founder of WeBuyGold. “Our programming is focused on telling unique stories around music through animation and we’ll be launching more original animated series soon.”
Written by Richie Carl and Ian McLees, the animated series was inspired by 21 Savage’s appearance on the ESPN show “Highly Questionable” where the rapper looked comically similar to a cartoon villain. Once the picture hit the internet a new meme was born.
“I’m excited to bring this cartoon villain to life and for my fans to see a new side of me,” said 21 Savage. “The Year 2100 intrigued me as it was the perfect opportunity to combine my music with a new medium and share it with my fans.”
WeBuyGold is developing several other original short-form animated series for multiple platforms with popular and emerging talent in and around the music industry. In the coming months, they will launch animated series with DJ Khaled and the popular dance duo AYO +TEO.