Rapper 50 Cent certainly appears to have achieved his life’s mantra to “get rich or die trying”. The entrepreneur has been making money hand over fist since he went mainstream with street anthem “Wanksta” back in 2002, and he seems to be maintaining that same momentum. His most recent endeavor is a comedic, animated series, that is somewhat based on his childhood, reports Deadline.
50 has partnered with feature producer Randall Emmett of Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV. The show, which was actually written by Carl Jones, will follow a precarious, but well-meaning little boy and the sticky situations he finds himself in with his “eccentric” family and neighbors.
The project is currently untitled and is still being negotiated, but is expected to get a pilot or presentation order from Fox. In addition to Randall Emmett and Carl Jones, 50’s all-star team includes television producer’s Andrew Jameson and Brian Grazer. This will be the second project that 50 has released based on some of his life experiences, the first being his 2005 movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
The series sounds like it has the potential to be quite entertaining and successful, especially since 50 already has a fairly humorous personality. Talk of this show puts me in the mind of Damon Wayans’s Saturday morning cartoon, “Waynehead”, which I found to be pretty funny, although I’m not quite sure if 50’s show will be kid-friendly or not. I’m really interested to know who would actually do the voice of the show’s protagonist. I’d be absolutely tickled to find out it’s 50.
50 and Emmett have also partnered up to executive produce “Power”, a scripted series that follows the life of a crooked night club owner. It is said to be in development at Starz.
What do you think of 50 Cent’s latest endeavor?
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Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise