50 Cent Is Executive Producing a STARZ Original TV Series Titled ‘Power’

blame it on JES7 March 1, 2014

Besides leaving Shady/Aftermath Records and venturing into the world of independence, Curtis is also set to executive produce a new, original TV series on the STARZ network titled Power, alongside Mark Canton (Get Carter, 300).

The series follows James St. Patrick, nicknamed “Ghost”, owner of a popular New York City nightclub. In addition, he is a major player in one of the city’s biggest illegal drug networks. He struggles to balance these two lives, and the balance topples when he realizes he wants to leave the drug ring in order to support his legitimate business.

The show, which is set to premiere sometime this year, was shot partially in Dumbo, Brooklyn and stars Omari Hardwick (Miracle at St. Anna), Naturi Naughton (Fame and Notorious) and more.

From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife) comes Power, a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds – the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade.

James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost’s plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It’s a front for Ghost’s criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful.

As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of a legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you’re in, can you ever get out?

SHAKE UPDATE: In other 50 Cent news, the rapper confronted Steve Stoute at the Warriors/Knicks game last night. Seemingly for his comments during a recent interview with Angie Martinez (shown below) in which he basically shat all over Curtis for not being influential, not making hit records anymore, etc.

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  • OMG

    I respect his vision and what his doing, but all these different ventures seem to be the reason his music career isn’t where it should be. He took his eye of the ball and now has so many things his doing. He needs to take a break and really focus on JUST THE MUSIC for a bit, or do what Jay and Puff do and get someone else to do it and then take all the credit.

  • SpeakingHarshTruth

    Steve Stoute was right. You ain’t living that life anymore Curtis.

    Having said that, there are plenty of other rappers poppin right now that are aren’t living it either (probably 98% of them lol).

    Ross and Pusha being the worst ones. They are spitting complete albums worth of fairytales.

    50 needs to needs to accept that it’s probably over, he had a good run though. A classic album and you rich as fuck, move to an island an enjoy it.

    • Gamin313

      when you say “livin that life” I guess you mean the “street life”. what/when did Stoute mention about 50 Cent trying to relive that “life”? Stoute basically said 50 shouldn’t try and drop an album because he ain’t had a hit since 2007.

      The photos pretty much sums it up.

    • leutrim

      He may be right, but it shows a lack of character to throw someone under the bus like that.

    • don

      Do your research on Pusha, he is one of the realest most underrated rappers out. In the Clipse days with Pharrell they made some of the best hits in rap. I do agree on Ross tho.

    • Goldberg brain

      3 classics “Get Rich Or Die Tryin” “Massacre” & “Power Of The Dollar”

      • treez69

        you forgot Beg For Mercy

    • wikig1itch

      More like speaking hot garbarge brah…

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  • I run Zamunda!

    Steve Stoute had Nas put out 2 wack ass albums which were I Am and Nastradamus. His opinion is not very credible to me at all.

    • Gamin313

      didn’t Puffy put hands on Steve Stoute back in the day?

      • MusicHead

        I Am wasn’t that bad…Nastradamus was the only bad album lol

      • Thee Knockout Artist

        sure did bottle over the head

  • Selorm Amuzu

    It ain’t like what Steve Stout said was bullshit, for the last 5 years 50 cent has been cold musically… it’s pretty much obvious, the names Steve Stout mentioned have established themselves as legendary and influential in their own right except for Ross of course. Funny thing is 50 doesn’t truly need hip-hop at this point in time so unless his next album becomes a certified hit and i’m talking at least platinum independently, he might as well leave it.

  • Mike

    50 cent has never had to suck up to anyone. You want to truly be independent, not have to drop features with who’s in at the moment, and acting like you support them till the next one comes in so you can ride on and stay relevant. That’s not 50. If that’s not influential I dont know what is. Certainly that sucking up to another man ain’t it.

  • fruizm

    50 is a G!

  • alwalker

    He’s not locked in a studio with Eminem and Dr. Dre anymore. What do you think?

    • Ill Son

      Again, how do YOU know that? You DO know ppl don’t have to be signed to work with Dre or Eminem, you DO know that.

      • alwalker

        Because I’m 32 years old and clearly remember the feeling and music that they were making when they had 50 locked in and focused. That’s not the music being made now. When they made GRODT it was like training camp. I know you remember those 2002-2003 days.

        • treez69

          Now with social media it seems like that doesn’t it

  • youhighbro

    People forget how influential 50 cent was when he came out. Nobody looks at mixtapes the same since he butchered them right around signing with shady. He can go another 10 years without a hit and still you can’t take away that influence. The bodega’s certainly miss his hustle I never seen them get so much action except the 4-5 years 50 and his crew were pumping out mixtapes 24/7.

    • Selorm Amuzu

      But the people he is supposed to be on par with have done way than 50 cent ever has in the last 5 years, he may have that mixtape influence but it’s not gonna be on the level of a Jay Z influence

      • youhighbro

        yeah i can agree with that, but you can say the same about most rappers after their first 3 albums anyways. I think musically he hasn’t had that influence, but I think business wise he has. Dre beats vs SMS alone lulz :) Even when he was doing that mixtape where every copy gave a meal to kids in africa was business intertwined. Maybe musically they aren’t biting 50 but best believe everyone in the rap game is still clockin his moves. If his going indie works out best believe others are gonna try it too.

        • Selorm Amuzu

          50 was influenced by Dre Beats to make SMS, SMS is not and was not on Beats levels ever, I can give you the SK campaign, that being said there was a time when people were clocking 50’s moves for a level platform, now they are looking at 50s moves from a higher level than where he is.

      • treez69

        Hov wasn’t international untill his Empire State of Mind song and that’s because of the Alicia Keys hook, he was famous for being the husband of Beyoncé
        50 was poppin’ in ’03
        GUnit/Shady/Aftermath was poppin’ back then

        • Selorm Amuzu

          Errm are you sure about that ? I do recall a few times where Jay Z was known internationally before Blueprint 2 or before he married Beyoncé ever heard of the Black Album? That info you had is a lil Ill-informed.

  • Ill Son

    How you say, he’s venturing out to pretty much be above water. Whn all his investments from; Vitamin Water, his film company, SMS Audio, SK Energy Drink, the list goes on. But, keeps him FAR above water especially if he’s making millions, annually. He HAS been influential. He may not have an actual hit on the radio, but his mixtapes brings heat. Just another person who fail to give 50 Cent his credit, smh. Not surprised.

  • Jay Daniels

    Steve stoute didn’t say anything out of order. I think he was politely speaking the truth. 50 cent hasn’t been relevant since the Curtis album. These guys like Jay, Dre and Puff have been around for 20 years and still relevant and shifting culture.

    • Ill Son

      You say he hasn’t been relevant but every time a mixtape has dropped (“The Big 10” (2011), “The Lost Tapes” (2012)), multiple videos have been released. He’s been on a “few” featured records, in that whole process, too. Furthermore, “My Life”, went actually platinum, for it to be just a single. And that was in 2012. But, to say Jay-Z has been relevant and 50 hasn’t makes no sense. Jay’s LAST album was in 2009, fast forward to 2013 that’s a 4yr gap of irrelevance. At least 50’s been releasing music for free in the absence of his next album.

      • Jay Daniels

        You’re an idiot bruh lol can the c-section let this man know he’s a fool if he thinks Jay-Z has been less relevant than 50 cent in the world of music.

        • Jay Daniels

          Get Rich Or Die Trying is literally my favorite record of all time, but nah… Blu ivy more relevant than 50 and that’s #factsonly

          • Ill Son

            Must give credit to Beyonce for that, not Jay. #Sry

        • Ill Son

          Obviously, I’m not. You have an opinion just like I do. Nothing that you spoke on, generates any weight for it to hold truth. It’s known 50 hasn’t has an album since ’09. But, to say he’s been irrelevant for the lack of music shows how much you pay attention to what he does. It’s cool not care what he drops but to not acknowledge what he’s been doing is a significant sign of hate or simply not looking at the FACTS! The last album Jay-Z put out solo wise was 2009, “The Blueprint 3”. Now, besides that album 2yrs later he goes to do a collaborative album with Kanye, in 2011 with “Watch the Throne”. Then his next solo album would be, “MCHG”, which was last year. That’s 2yrs absence of irrelevance. Whereas 50 has had; BISD (2009), The Big 10 (2011), The Lost Tape (2012). Then last year, releasing a a few videos towards the records of his releases. SMS Audio, getting his promoter boxing license amongst other ventures. Yet, he’s not relevant. Ok, you’re reaching.

          • Selorm Amuzu

            errm you said Jay hasn’t been relevant from Blueprint 3 to MCHG will did you see the grace period from during then bare in mind the WTT period regardless of it being a collaborative album, yhh Jay has pretty much been more active then than 50 by a stretch and the facts around that time is enough to give my opinion weight.

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  • figgy

    Does any one remember Get Rich or Die Tryin’ The Movie? Maybe film-making isn’t 50’s forte.

  • DN

    Show needs work. I fell a sleep during 2nd and 3rd episode. Same story with very little diversification.