Ice-T Recruits Rap Legends For Graphic Novel and Animated Series Death For Hire

Ice-T Recruits Rap Legends For Graphic Novel and Animated Series Death For Hire

A new graphic novel and animated series will feature hip-hop luminaries, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Treach, and Busta Rhymes.

These legends, along with N.W.A. founding member Arabian Prince, will join Tommy the Animator in creating a graphic novel, DEATH FOR HIRE: The Origin of Tehk City, presented by Z2 Comics.

The hard-crime graphic novel will span several creative ventures including animation, music, toys, and NFTs. The novel will showcase a group of pushers and killers who toe the line between anti-hero and arch-villain, quickly obscuring reality.

“You want some real punch-you-in-the-face action? Then DEATH FOR HIRE is it!” co-creator and writer Ice-T said in a statement.

The animated series will star Hip-Hop artists Ice-T, Busta Rhymes, Styles P, Roxanne Shanté, Tone Trump, comedians Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps, reality TV star Coco, jeweler Ben Baller, and actor Peter Scanavino. Dr. Dre will take care of the original score.

“Everybody better get ready for the ride of a lifetime—DEATH FOR HIRE: The Origin of Tehk City is coming hot off the presses of Z2 Comics,” co-creator and co-writer, Arabian Prince said.

“Starring the homie Ice-T and a list of stars never before seen in one place, get ready to explore the origin leading up to the animated series of Tehk City—y’all ain’t ready!”


The novel will be sold in standard hardcover and deluxe hardcover editions. Included in the deluxe hardcover version will be movie poster art prints and collector’s cards. Oversized platinum editions autographed by Ice-T, Arabian Prince, and Tommy the Animator will be offered with an elegant slipcase, classic movie poster-style art prints, collector card packs, an ultra-rare Mayor Chuck Davis foil card, and the first-ever Tehk City NFT collection, which includes a Chuck Davis NFT.

The graphic novel and the subsequent animated series are scheduled to be released in summer 2023.

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