50 Cent has had a busy year thus far. Dropping close to a song/video a week leading up to his new album, “Animal Ambition“, a new book, and his upcoming Starz television series “Power“. While speaking to Rolling Stone, Fifty detailed how his new show is far from a revamped version of “Scarface” or Master P‘s “I Got The Hook Up“.
“People look at Tony Montana, and they think, oh, everybody wants all the stuff he has,” 50 Cent says during an interview with Rolling Stone. “No, there’s an obsession with Scarface because it’s about a guy who came up from the bottom and he made it. He came here and he conquered. That’s the American dream. That’s what Ghost is after. That’s what everybody is after.”
“Hollywood is like fashion: It recycles itself,” 50 Cent says. “No one has remade The Godfather, or King of New York, or New Jack City, because they don’t think they’d be hits now. But on TV, you can do something like The Wire or The Sopranos, and they’re hits. People figured out that TV is where this stuff is happening. Movie stars stopped looking down on TV. So that’s what we’re doing. We’re helping to fill that hole.”
“We wanted this to look legit. It’s for damn sure this ain’t I Got The Hook-Up. Nothing against Master P or anything, but you know… [Laughs].”
“Power” premieres June 7th on Starz. Check out the trailer below: