Similar to what he achieved with his 1997 film Soul Food, producer George Tillman Jr. wanted to portray African Americans in a more positive and three-dimensional light than many other Hollywood films had in the past. This film also features three original songs by R&B singer/songwriter Sherod Lindsey. During the fall of 2005, State Street and Ice Cube debuted Barbershop: The Series on the Showtime cable network, with Omar Gooding taking over Ice Cube’s role of Calvin. The character Dinka is renamed Yinka on Barbershop. The Series, as Dinka is not a typical Nigerian name although a certain tribe in the Nigerian middle belt bears the name Dimka. In addition, Isaac’s last name is changed from “Rosenberg” to “Brice”, and the character Ricky has been replaced by a more hardened ex-con, Romadal.