Iconic New York rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson confirmed that he is working on a hip-hop competition called ‘Unrapped’ and announced that it will be a competition like American Idol.
50 Cent is working on a hip-hop talent format where it will host rap battles with celebrity contestants coached by iconic hip-hop mentors. The Unrapper is airing on ABC from Fifty’s G-Unit Film & Television.
G-Unit Film & Television is producing with SFO Entertainment and Jackson will executive produce with Antonio Collier, Jon Sheinberg, Susie Ursitti Sheinberg, Gwen Osborne, and Matt Feige.
50 Cent said:
“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.”
50 Cent, who is the executive producer of ABC’s drama For Life, also made a statement on Twitter and said that this competition series will be like the American Idol of Hip-hop. He tweeted:
“This is gonna be so cool, think Hip Hop’s American idol On ABC. Green Light Gang. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi #bottlerover”
Check out the Twitter post below.
— 50cent (@50cent) July 7, 2021