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50 Cent announces ‘8 Mile’ TV series


Rapper-turned-television producer 50 Cent has announced his next project for the small screen. To the delight of fans, the New Yorker revealed that the new work is a TV series adaptation of Eminem’s 2002 movie 8 Mile.

Fiddy made the revelation on the January 6th episode of Big Boy TV. “I’m gonna bring his 8 Mile to television,” the ‘Candy Shop’ musician said, before noting that Eminem is also involved and the project has already kicked off. “We’re in motion.” He then confidently expressed that the series is “gonna be big. I ain’t got no duds.” 

50 Cent – real name Curtis Jackson – also explained that the new series “should be there for his legacy,” and compared his goals for it to the recent reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

“I’m a do Snoop’s story too,” he continued. “We paused on it because of Starz. I was having issues with them over there at the time. So I paused on Murder Was the Case, but I think Snoop is — if the O.J. trial works, why wouldn’t Murder Was the Case work, at this point?”

50 Cent and Eminem have teamed up on a couple of occasions recently. In 2022, they collaborated with Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and in 2021, Eminem had a cameo in 50 Cent’s series BMF as White Boy Rick.

Last week Fiddy celebrated his iconic single, ‘In Da Club’, hitting a billion views on YouTube. Alongside the achievement, he broke into the top ten most-played rappers of 2022 despite not releasing an album since 2014. “I didn’t put nothing out in a while,” he wrote. “I would be mad if I was new and I wasn’t on the list.”