After selling over 30 million albums worldwide and winning several music awards, 50 Cent has diversified his résumé and began producing a host of TV projects. His latest endeavor is an upcoming drama BMF (Black Mafia Family) for Starz. As first reported by The Wrap, 50 Cent’s longtime collaborator and friend Eminem is joining the cast of the series as notorious Detroit teenager turned undercover FBI informant White Boy Rick.
Inspired by a true story, BMF follows two brothers, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, born and raised in Detroit. Set in the 1980s, the two brothers use their natural charisma and business acumen to build an empire. However, their dreams soon stretch beyond the drug trade as they set their sights on the world of hip-hop music. Eminem joins a cast already featuring Snoop Dogg, the son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., and La La Anthony.
50 Cent will serve as the show’s executive producer alongside Randy Huggins (Criminal Minds). Additionally, Dolemite is My Name star Tasha Smith is on board to produce and direct multiple episodes of the series. In a statement, 50 Cent expresses his excitement for Eminem to join the series. “I’m honored and appreciative of my good friend Em for supporting my new show BMF,” he said. “We couldn’t do a show based in Detroit without incorporating the legend that is Eminem.”
Eminem is among the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of over 220 million records. Moreover, He is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest rappers of all time. However, aside from his record-breaking music accomplishments, the real Slim Shady touts acting roles in films like 8 Mile and The Interview as well.
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