This hourlong animated special aired in March 2010 on [adult swim]based on the real life spring break event that was once hosted in Atlanta, Georgia.The special tells the story of the spirit of Freaknik coming back to host the seemingly long-forgotten event that hasn't been done since the 1990s; the whole world rushes to it to join in. Among the participants is a struggling rapper crew who call themselves the Sweet Tea Mob, hoping to make a name for themselves during the event's "Battle of the Trillest". However, an Illuminati group of respected black celebrities known as "The Boule" tries to put a stop to the festivities before they get out of hand.Notable for featuring an All-Star Cast of rappers, musicians and comedians.
Freaknik: The Musical provides the following tropes:
Aliens Speaking English: The aliens from the Mothership Connection at the end of the special. Freaknik is implied to be an alien as well.
The Cameo: Most of the bigger name legendary rappers that appear in the special are only given less than five minutes of screen time on average; Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne's scene is likely the best example of this.
Other examples are George Clinton and Boosty Collins voicing themselves (albeit as strange aliens representative of themselves in some way; George Clinton's alien is a mass of his colored dreadlocks; Bootsy's alien is Bootsy's star-covered top hat with matching glasses and platform shoes/boots).
Or maybe Lil' Jon as the Foreboding Old Dude.
Casting Gag: Kid N Play at the start of the special referencing their House Party movies. They promptly get killed off five seconds into it.
Censored for Comedy: Variant; the TV cut plays all the curse words backwards.* Cluster F-Bomb: It's hard for any character in this special to say a complete sentence without delving into this.
Trap Jesus: You think when I was nine, I wanted to trap? Sweet Tea Mob: Uh, nope, no... Trap Jesus:Hell yeah I did! I look around this city, see nothing but a gang of fiends on every corner of every block, and all I could think is, what a lucrative business opportunity. And now look at my swag. I'm the most biggest, notorious, dope man in the South. I'm a BOSS.
Hypocritical Humor: A pastor bursts out with "HALT! This is still a House of GOD!" when a party breaks out in his church, but then adds, with alcohol in hand and a less than subtle smirk, "Please make your way to the All-Purpose Room for the REAL party!".
If I Were a Rich Man: The Sweet Tea Mob thinking how their lives will be when they win the Battle of the Trillest.
Improbable Aiming Skills: While S.T.M. is in New Orleans, Snoop Dogg's character randomly shoots Big Uzi in the toe of his shoe without actually hitting his foot. However, upon Uzi's complaining that his limited edition shoes are now ruined, the thug comes back with "You want me to hit'cho FOOT next time?"
Keep the Reward: Subverted. Virgil tears up the prize check at first. Then in The Stinger, you see him and the Sweet Tea Mob trying to tape it together again.
Properly Paranoid: Light Skin carries around a book full of conspiracy theories related to keeping the black man down and swears on it as if it were the Gospel. He turns out to be right about the Boule, not to mention the fact that the Love Bomb appears in the book as well.