HipHopDX contributor Amber Corrine recently sat down with music/tv mogul 50 Cent to speak about his well-acclaimed series, Power, and his upcoming show Black Mafia Family. Amidst their conversation, the “Many Men” rapper unveiled which rappers tried out for roles on both shows and didn’t make the cut.
“Quavo … he read for one of the characters in BMF; Casanova read for the Omar character in Black Mafia Family,” 50 told Amber. He also admitted that Pardison Fontaine, a rapper and business partner with Cardi B, auditioned for Power.
Elsewhere in their conversation, 50 Cent further explained that while they didn’t get the roles, he still tries to help other artists get into different fields of work because he gets how overpopulated the music industry has gotten.
“When I came in, you had to work to earn a big enough buzz for the A&R department and so-and-so-on from the music business to sign you to a major record company,” he said. “Your opportunity to be successful was there because you could work and actually make something out of it. Anybody who recorded last night and put their song on iTunes this morning is technically in the music business.”
Power ran for six seasons from 2014 to 2020. Subsequently, a spin-off was made in the show’s honor. Power Book II: Ghost, which just wrapped its first season, is set to have a second season. His upcoming show Black Mafia Family got a “yes” from executives on April 7. Filming will commence in Atlanta sometime this year.
Aside from HipHopDX, Amber Corrine also writes for other major platforms like theGrio and so much more! To add to her many accolades, she’s also the founder of Show N’ Tell, which spotlights a new artist every week.
Watch a clip from the interview here.