50 Cent remains one of the most popular rappers of his generation and also controversial, to boot. It has been over twelve years since he released his The 50th Law book, which became a New York Times best-seller. Now it seems the book will be adapted into a series on Netflix.
As reported by Deadline, the rapper will be working together with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris to produce a Netflix adaptation of the 2009 book. The 50th Law was co-written by Robert Greene and was a semi-autobiographical account of the rappers rise to the top of the hip hop industry, beginning from nowhere.
Barris and Hale Rothstein will be writing the pilot script for the Netflix show and executive produce the series with 50 Cent. It will be produced by Lionsgate TV through 50 Cent’s deal with Starz.
50 Cent made a very bold claim regarding his upcoming Netflix show. Here is what he said:
“Netflix now you know this is a problem,” he wrote. “Kenya Barris is no joke and if me and you ain’t cool, you ain’t gonna make it. Let’s work! Boom. This one is going to be #1 on Netflix, BOOM. The 50th Law. I GOT THE BEST WRITERS, @kenyabarris know we are not playing no games.”
We will have to see how the Netflix show turns out after we get a proper release date.