“This is gonna be so cool, think Hip Hop’s American idol On ABC,” 50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson, Tweeted yesterday. The Tweet confirmed rumors that 50 Cent is in the midst of developing a new series for ABC. As reported by Deadline, the series is called Unrapped, clearly a play on words.
So what exactly is Unrapped? According to reports, the show will feature, “Celebrity contestants, coached by iconic hip-hop mentors, who go head-to-head in rap battles until a king or queen is crowned.” No word on when the show will air or any other details on who the celebrity contestants will be mentored by. However, this series sounds like it will be one for the books! Who doesn’t love a good rap battle?
50 Cent did go on record to express his feelings on the upcoming series stating, “I am excited to expand my relationship with ABC. Unrapped brings G-Unit Film and Television’s ability to put incredible music and musical talent on screen to the competition space.” The series will be executive produced by 50’s production company G-Unit Film & Television along with SFO Entertainment and Antonio Collier, Jon Sheinberg, Susie Ursitti Sheinberg, Gwen Osborne and Matt Feige.
Be on the lookout for additional details as this story unfolds!