50 Cent says he plans to make an 8 Mile television series in hopes that newer generations will recognize Eminem’s impact on hip-hop.
In an interview with LA Radio Host’ Big Boy,’ 50 Cent said, “I think it should be there for his (Eminem’s) legacy because it’s important to me that they understand it.”
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has had success as a television producer and says that Eminem is fully on board with the project.
The 2002 film starred Eminen as B-Rabbit, a poor blue-collar worker who aspires to be a rapper.
The Detroit native battles poverty, violence, and a troubled family life while trying to get his dream of being a successful rapper off the ground.
The movie earned Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, an oscar for the best original song “Lose Yourself.”
Reports say the television show will focus on B-Rabbit’s younger years.
The two performers have been close friends for years and worked on several musical projects together.
Eminem signed 50 Cent to his label Shady Records the same year 8 Mile was released.
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