According to Deadline, 50 Cent is now working on an ABC hip hop competition series called Unrapped.
The new program will use a Hip Hop talent concept in which celebrities compete in rap battles before crowning a king or queen at the conclusion. The series, developed by G-Unit Film & Television and produced by SFO Entertainment, is supposed to feature legendary Hip Hop instructors.
With casting ongoing, 50 Cent will executive produce Unrapped alongside Antonio Collier, Jon Sheinberg, Susie Ursitti Sheinberg, Gwen Osborne, and Matt Feige.
In a statement, 50 Cent said, “I am delighted to deepen my connection with ABC.” “Unrapped brings to the competitive space G-Unit Film and Television’s ability to put amazing music and musical talent on screen.”
“This is going to be so awesome, imagine Hip Hop’s American idol On ABC,” the rapper, actor, and producer captioned the announcement on Instagram. “The Gang of Green Lights.”
50 Cent previously worked with ABC on the legal drama For Life, which was dropped after two seasons by the network but was on the verge of being renewed by IMDb TV for a third season.
Unrapped will be 50 Cent’s first foray into reality television since 2013’s Dream School, a SundanceTV series that followed high school dropouts being tutored by celebrities.
Unrapped is poised to compete with Netflix’s Hip Hop competition series Rhythm + Flow, which has its own all-star judge panel in Cardi B, T.I., and Chance The Rapper. The first season’s episodes aired from October to December 2019, with D Smoke emerging as the show’s winner. In the year 2021, a second season is anticipated to be published.