*This is one of those “Crazy” stories where somebody is minding their own business and then out of nowhere they become a TV show host.
Such is the case for that “Crazy” Gnarls Barkley rapper-singer-songwriter Cee-Lo Green.
What happened was the cable network Fuse went to Green with the idea for a new music show, “Lay It Down,” and things just progressed from there, reports the LA Times’ Pop and Hiss blog.
“It’s more than me wanting to do this, it’s someone wanted me to do it, which was very flattering and a compliment in the fact that I was asked to be a part of it,” Green said. “That was gratifying for me.”
As host and collaborator of “Lay It Down” — an interview and performance-based show — set to premiere in October … Green will put artists such as Lil Jon, Ludacris, T-Pain, N.E.R.D., Janelle Monáe and Public Enemy in the hot seat to break down their biggest hits and discuss the inspiration behind specific verses and beats. It’s a setting reminiscent, says Green, of a “modernized midnight television special.”
He said he hopes the show will provide fans an inside look at and artist’s creative process and offer little-known details behind some of the hits. For instance, Public Enemy’s “Yo! Bum Rush the Show” was written in the back of a U-Haul truck by Flavor Flav.
By the way, production on the first season of the show is already in the can and Green is back to focusing on his upcoming solo album, “Lady Killer,” as well as a new Goodie Mob album — his first with the group since 1999’s “World Party.”
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