With all the stars coming to television, it was only a matter of time before rappers dropped their mics and headed out of the studio and onto the studio lot. That’s not quite the case with Starz’s new drama, “Power,” but Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson absolutely has a strong hand in the show’s development. Serving as executive producer for the upcoming hour-long crime drama about one man’s split between club and drug worlds in New York City, Jackson has now released a new single specifically created for the show’s main title segment. Watch “Big Rich Town” below for a first look at select scenes from the show.
Starz also announced the release date for “Power,” which will premiere on Saturday, June 7th at 9pm. The Saturday night scheduling doesn’t bode too well for the show, but Starz isn’t afraid to put some of its high profile programming on a night typically plagued with low ratings (David S. Goyer’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” is currently airing on Saturday nights). “Power” stars Omari Hardwick (“Sparkle,” “For Colored Girls”), Lela Loren (“Snitch”), Naturi Naughton (“Fame”), and Joseph Sikora (“Jack Reacher”).
Take a look at the video below for an early glimpse at “Power.” Do you need more than just a song, or is there enough there in the clips for you to tune in for it’s eight-episode run?