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50 Cent turning ‘The 50th Law’ book into TV series

With help from black-ish creator and Netflix.

words by: Kai Acevedo
Mar 18, 2021

50 Cent has been called a lot of things throughout his career. The record-breaking rap star, television producer, actor, author, boss and bully attributes his ability to switch things up, as well as conquer the competition to valuable lessons learned via the school of hard knocks.


Since the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper began applying the teachings he picked up living and learning in the streets of the southside of Jamaica, Queens, he has been calling the shots. Inspired by those life lessons, as well as Robert Greene’s New York Times Best Seller The 48 Laws of Power, 50 Cent authored his contemporary approach to a self-help book, The 50th Law. The “Hustler Ambition” rapper now has the opportunity to offer his words of wisdom to a new generation of hustlers looking to get their minds and money right. 50 Cent is developing a TV series based on his The 50th Law book.


Kenya Barris has signed on to produce the as-of-yet untitled project, alongside 50 Cent and Lionsgate TV. The writer, director, actor and black-ish creator, who also has a project with Kid Cudi in the works, will also craft the script for the pilot episode. The series is expected to air on Netflix. In the mid-2000s, 50 Cent’s G-Unit imprint was a force to be reckoned with as a result of launching the careers of platinum selling artists such as The Game, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck. Nowadays, however, the G-Unit brand is better known for top-rated television series, and rightfully so.


The G-Unit Film & Television-produced Power Book II: Ghost is gearing up for its second season on Starz. The show starring Michael Rainey Jr., who plays Tariq St. Patrick, as well as Mary J. Blige and Method Man will be followed by the second of four Power spinoffs, Power Book III: Raising Kanan. 50 promised to deliver an authentic look at the rise and fall of Big Meech’s notorious BMF crew for the small screen and will soon achieve his goal with his forthcoming Black Mafia Family series. There are also plans for the multifaceted entertainment mogul, who executive produces the drama For Life, to deliver another series for the ABC network, called Family Affair.


50 can’t stop, because he won’t stop. Learn how to rise above the fray like the G-Unit general when his upcoming 50th Law series debuts. The 50th Law book can be purchased online.


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