50 Cent is rivaling Netflix's 'Rhythm + Flow' with a Hip Hop competition series that finds celebrities going head-to-head in rap battles.
Deadline. The upcoming show will be a Hip Hop talent format where celebrities go head-to-head in rap battles before a king or queen is crowned at the end. Developed by G-Unit Film & Television and produced with SFO Entertainment, the series is said to include iconic Hip Hop mentors. 50 Cent is on board to executive produce Unrapped alongside Antonio Collier, Jon Sheinberg, Susie Ursitti Sheinberg, Gwen Osborne and Matt Feige, with casting currently underway. I am excited to expand my relationship with ABC, 50 Cent said in a statement. Unrapped brings G-Unit Film and Televisions ability to put incredible music and musical talent on screen to the competition space. The rapper, actor and producer also posted the news on Instagram with the caption, This is gonna be so cool, think Hip Hops American idol On ABC. Green Light Gang. A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) 50 Cent has collaborated with ABC in the past through legal drama For Life, which was canceled by the network after two seasons but close to being picked up by IMDb TVfor a third season. Despite working on countless shows in recent years, Unrapped will mark 50 Cents first dive into reality television since 2013s Dream School, a SundanceTV series that followed high school dropouts being taught by celebrities.