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Jay Z and Will Smith Team Up for EDM Comedy on HBO

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Will Smith (L) and Jay Z (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Will Smith (L) and Jay Z (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

By Scott T. Sterling

The EDM revolution in America is about to get a serious prime-time boost.

HBO, the channel responsible for such topical hits as The Newsroom and Girls, is about to delve into the world of big beats and superstar DJs with the announcement of an upcoming half-hour comedy show called Higher that’s “set in the world of electronic music” and comes with a veritable cavalcade of big-name stars attached to it.

Deadline reports that hip-hop moguls Jay Z and Will Smith will be part of the show’s circle of executive producers, which also includes Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and EDM superstar Calvin Harris, who helped develop Higher.

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