50 CENT has announced an upcoming TV series he’s working on, and said it will be just as popular as the legendary movie 8 Mile.
The G-Unit rapper first announced the project in January, telling Big Boy’s Neighborhood that he hopes the series will help further Eminem’s Already iconic music career.
“We in motion,” 50 said at the time. “It’s gonna be big. I’m working. I ain’t got no duds. I’m batting 100 … I think it should be there for Eminem’s legacy because it’s important to me that they understand it.”
While he’s remained tight-lipped on the show’s progress since then, Fif shed more light on it in an interview with Men’s Health this week, noting that his 8 Mile reboot is on track to be just as big as the 2002 film.
“I’m developing the 8 Mile film into a series,” 50 began. “So this shit is expected to be just as big as the feature film, just huge. It’ll be huge. The interest in it is because the time period of 8 Mile was capturing per the bat, so as we move it into modern times you’ll see things about how we function now, how technology changed the way people enter the music business.”
He continued: “This is why you don’t see groups in the music business. You see so many individual artists because there’s no artist development. They used to take time, find Justin Timberlake over here, this guy from over here, bring this guy then we got NSYNC. Then we got Backstreet Boys, then we got all of these cool boy bands because you put all of that talent into one show.”
The Power creator went on to share a tidbit about how times have changed because of tools like social media and accessible recording equipment, with a lot of new artists able to find and reach their audience without having to worry about being discovered by a label.
“When you leave them out there and they reach the audience before they reach the record company? Because if you got a computer and you got a decent microphone in front of it,” he said. “You can buy the beat from YouTube, record your record…soon as you do that, you’re in the music business. It’s just how much interest are you generating.”