50 Cent Signs New Deal With Starz Worth $150 Million
Style Magazine Newswire | 10/19/2018, 12:26 p.m.
Rapper and producer 50 Cent has just landed a 4-year deal with Starz worth up to $150 million. His new deal with the premium cable network will include a three-series commitment through his G-Unit Film and Television company. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, comments, "When I sat down with Chris [Albrecht, Starz CEO] and walked him through my plans for G-Unit Film & Television going forward, he let me know I was essentially requesting the biggest deal in premium cable history." In addition to executive producing Power, G-Unit is currently in development on two new series for Starz - one called Black Mafia Family and the other called Vanguard. At 43-years old, 50 Cent has long been a successful entrepreneur. Starting out with his rap music career in the early 2000's, he went on to become the sixth best-selling hip-hop artist of all time with more than 16 million albums sold in the US alone.