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“Da Jammies” Cartoon: Netflix’s First African-American Original Animated Music Series for Kids


“Da Jammies” is the first African-American original animated 3D music series on Netflix created by 2 Black men, Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton (known today in hip hop gospel as Emcee N.I.C.E.) and his business partner William “Dolla” Chapman II. Taking the stage name “Novelist,” he’d been writing short stories since childhood which dovetailed into rap rhymes. Da Jammies is about 5 kids from the suburbs who sing dance and rap with aspirations of becoming the next R&B/Hip-Hop stars all while they attend a performing arts school dealing with the issues that plague today’s youth. Episode themes range from bullying, homelessness, obesity, self-awareness and much more. The music reminds you of something Jay Z or 50 cent would do, but with kid centered content. Emcee N.I.C.E. is the star character and voice of Novelist in the popular cartoon. “Da Jammies” is on Netflix and also on Kid Genius TV, Comcast/Xfinity, Amazon Prime, Roku and AppleTV.


The other voice-overs in the cartoon are D.B.I. who plays “Dolla”, Alisa Reyes who plays “Momo”, Dani Nicolet who voices “LaLa’ and Anderson Johnson Jr. voices Seven. Notable African-American actors also on the show are Darius McCrary, James Avery, Kel Mitchell, Kurtis Blow, Yolanda “YoYo” WhitakerTiffany HaddishDorien Wilson, Kim Whitley, Shane Tsurugi, Tiny Lister, May May Ali, Lil JJ, Al B. Sure & Rodney Perry.


See “Da Jammies” musical animated series:


Emcee N.I.C.E.’s passion for animation was inherited through his family bloodline. Ron Husband is the uncle to Emcee N.I.C.E.




Read the story on Ron Husband and of all the movies and shows he has worked on:


As a kid Emcee N.I.C.E. used to go over to Ron’s house to play with his cousins while his uncle was working on animations for The Lion King, The Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, which sparked his interest in animation. In 2001, Atlantis: The Lost Empire made history for featuring the first black character in a Disney film with Dr. Sweet. It seems only fitting that Ron Husband, the first African American animator at Disney, would lead this character’s journey to the screen. Ron Husband was responsible for the final design and was the lead animator on the six-foot-six doctor on the Ulysses voyage to the lost city.


About Emcee N.I.C.E.

Celebrates Four #1 Success Hits First Time Out on Inspirational Hip Hop Gospel Album


Today, the impact Emcee N.I.C.E. has been grinding hardest to achieve is as a man with uplifting messages of love, optimism and Christian inspiration tailor made to change the lives of people. Emcee N.I.C.E.’s path has triumphantly led to the independent chart-topping success of his single “I Got Angels” (Richard Smallwood) and debut album, PRAISE – faith-fortified message music bonded with the street heat of urban pop’s hottest hits. Emcee N.I.C.E.’s team utilized a combination of grassroots tactics and creative marketing which led to chart-topping Billboard sales and airplay charts as the #1 Top Gospel Albums, #1 Gospel Album Sales,  #1 Hot Single Sales, and #1 Digital Song Sales,,  as well as notable placement on fourteen other charts measuring independent albums, Christian songs, R&B/Hip Hop albums, and emerging and current artists.


Also worth mentioning Emcee N.I.C.E. co-founded one of the first blackurban rock” duo KansasCali which made a name in Hollywood as a strong entity for movie soundtracks including the Oscar-winning “Crash,” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” The group was also invited by keyboardist Matt “Dr.” Fink of Prince and the Revolution to contribute a cover song to a Prince tribute CD. Their take on “Pop Life” was signed off by The Artist himself who called it one of the best Prince covers.


About the Author

New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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