Rap themed television projects are gaining favor in Hollywood at the moment. Empire is still must tweet TV, VH1 is premiering its Hip Hop movie The Breaks next month, and 50 Cent has signed on for a new Entourage type comedy series on Fox and now 50’s longtime rival Ja Rule is set to get into the scripted TV business as well.
The Queens rapper already has a reality show on MTV called Follow The Rules, but Ja told VladTV he is now working on a drama series with Irv Gotti centered around the Murder Inc brand. The label was responsible for producing hit records from Ja, Ashanti, Lloyd, and others. The Inc also dealt with highly publicized beefs and legal drama during its run.
“Gotti’s out in LA putting the icing on that cake right now. Yeah, we’re doing a Murder Inc series,” said Ja .”We got good partners with us, and hopefully it will be coming to Showtime or something like that real soon. Next year sometime, hopefully we’ll get it up and running.”
Viewers can expect to see all the main figures associated with Murder Inc as characters on the show. Ja did not mention whether he will be starring as himself in the series, but he will serve as an executive producer. The platinum selling rhymer previously starred in the films The Fast and the Furious and I’m in Love with a Church Girl.