The Seattle rap group Saturday Morning Cartoon has already carved a name for themselves on Seattle’s music scene with their versatility and complete genre saturation: from their online video show “Live from the basement”, to regularly scheduled live performances, to full-out graphic arts and character designs promoting their alter egos. Now, with the release of their new music video, “Something Brand Nu,” the group has reached new animated heights.
Saturday Morning Cartoon is comprised of Max “Nitro Fresh” Youn and John “Jonnie Storm” Alvis. Joining them on this track is Julie “Julie C” Chang Schulman from the group Alpha P.
For this release Nitro Fresh worked with David Toledo and the kids from the Unified Outreach non-profit Arts program to create a cartoon animation based on character icons designed by Nitro Fresh himself.
The Unified Outreach non-profit Arts program offers free industry level training programs to low income and inner city youth. After speaking with Nitro Fresh David knew that the partnership was a perfect match:
“Early next year (2012) Unified Outreach is hoping to present a Festival of Animation featuring 60 minutes of cartoons created by the youth in our program. The “Something Brand Nu” video was the perfect vehicle to get the children’s feet wet, and to show them that they have the ability to be successful doing something they love,” said Toledo.
For more information on the band, as well as music downloads, visit http://nitrofresh.com.
For information on the Unified Outreach non-profit Arts program visit www.UnifiedOutreach.com