(April 15, 2002 – Burbank, CA) — Kids' WB! welcomes “Larger Than Life” Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean in his first Kids' WB! animated guest appearance on “Static Shock” Saturday, April 27 (8:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT). The synthesizing episode will include the voice talents of actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner (“Jeremiah,” “The Cosby Show”) and rapper/actor Coolio (“Gangsta’s Paradise,” “Charmed”). McLean, Warner and Coolio are among the latest celebrities to lend their voices for special episodes of top-rated animated series on the #1 broadcast network. In the episode entitled “Duped,” A.J. McLean stars as himself — dealing with screaming fans, music business bureaucracy and a meta-human who impersonates him with negative consequences. A.J. takes Adam Evans (voice of Kadeem Hardison, “A Different World”) – a.k.a. Rubberband Man – under his wing to “show him the meaning of being a singer.” When record company executive Lester Biggs (Warner) takes A.J.’s advice to sign Adam to a music deal, rebel meta-human Replikon (Coolio) believes the deal should go to him instead. Using his powerful shape-shifting abilities, Replikon kidnaps A.J. and assumes his identity. This bad-boy version of A.J. changes his feelings about Adam and pushes for Replikon to get signed. With the real A.J. locked away, will Static discover the truth before Adam’s career is ruined forever?
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