In today’s sea of large corporations and chain restaurants, we’re always looking for an excuse to support the independents and anything bodega–related. HBO’s latest R-rated animated comedy, Animals, is about anthropomorphic animals in New York and the first sneak peek stars bodega cats with voices from A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg. These rapping bodega cats rhyme about everything from bodega shoppers (including Kanye West) to tuna fish and bagel-eating rats. And besides paying homage to the identity of a bodega in New York City, it’s also a bit reminiscent of the beginnings of A$AP Rocky’s career.
Animals tells the imagined (and perverse) stories of critters living in New York City and also features characters voiced by Adam Scott, Kurt Vile, Marc Maron, Jessica Chastain, Cobie Smolders, and Wanda Sykes. The series airs on HBO on Fridays at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.