Sunday, 16 July 2017 06:00
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MONTE-CARLO | Very critical of the last biopic dedicated to Tupac, 50 Cent has entrusted to the Newspaper that he would rather make a film on the life of his friend Snoop Dogg. A project for a man already very busy between the music and the tv series…
True to himself, 50 Cent did not mince his words concerning All Eyez On Me, the film dedicated to the late Tupac Shakur released on our screens recently. “This movie sucks !” he blurted in an interview with The Journal at the last Festival of Television of Monte-Carlo, before explaining : “Tupac is a rap icon and he deserved so much better than that. The concern is that they took the first came to make this film. It could not walk ! “
From Eminem to Snoop
The rapper from Queens has not understood the choice to entrust this ambitious project with Benny Boom, a filmmaker best known for his music videos, which-Window Shopper, clip of… 50 Cent, shot in Monaco in 2005 ! “I don’t have a problem with him. But you need to know to go and get the right people for such a project. For my biopic Get Rich or Die Tryin’, I worked with director Jim Sheridan and writer Terry Winter, who wrote The sopranos and The wolf of Wall Street. And it’s Jimmy Iovine who produced the film, as he did with Eminem for 8 Mile. But Jimmy Iovine (who was the first to sign with Tupac in 1991) has not produced All Eyez On Me. It may be that the problem. “
50 Cent is not the only one to have criticized the movie from Benny Boom. Jada Pinkett Smith, who was very close to Tupac Shakur, had called the biopic “deeply offensive” and noted a series of errors in All Eyez On Me.
This mess should not, however, put a stop to a mode – biopics of music – which has experienced a resurgence of interest in the rap with the success of Straight Outta Compton in 2015. “Get Rich or Die Tryin and 8 Mile were stories of personal success. Straight Outta Compton was more a film about the birth of a musical genre, the gangsta rap, through the story of N. W. A, “says” Fifty “. For me, the natural next step, would be to produce a film about Snoop Dogg who has contributed much to this movement in the early 1990s. “
Waiting to see such a film come to fruition, Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent has other projects on the fire, especially in tv. Already producer of the hit series Power, which recently began its fourth season in the United States, and the rapper took advantage of his visit to the Festival of Monte-Carlo to confirm the upcoming launch of another series is very promising, The Oath, gang infiltrators in the LAPD. Written by the former deputy sheriff of the city of Los Angeles, Joe Halpin, this new series will feature the Ned Stark of Game of Thrones, the british actor Sean Bean in the lead role of a cop in the methods of rogue.
Still on stage
With all these projects, you almost forget that 50 Cent continues to perform on stage around the world, from Monaco, where he gave a private concert to celebrate the title of champion of the local soccer club, in Ottawa, where he stormed the Bluesfest last Saturday. The rapper has assured the Newspaper that there was no harm to be on all fronts at the same time. “I am conditioned since my young age to make music, so this is not a problem for me. I can make you a disc in three days, then it took me two years to develop a series like Power. The music, this is not that complicated. I didn’t need to think very long to write “Go shorty, it’s your birthday!” (the chorus of his first hit In Da Club). This has not prevented me to make me a lot of money with it ! “