ABC/Stuart CookTonight’s the season two premiere of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson‘s show, For Life.
Executive produced by 50, the series is loosely based on the real-life story of Isaac Wright Jr., played by actor Nicolas Pinnock, who was imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit.
While the show is known for its enticing storylines, it also provides a soundtrack of new music from up and coming artists such as Dave East and more.
50 tells ABC Audio that fans can expect to hear new music on the series, which he explains is part of his contribution to hip hop culture.
“We got new music. I like to pop in so they understand that I didn’t see myself being the best rapper at 60 with a full head of grey hair,” says 50, laughing. “But, you know, it’s new things coming on…new climate…new energy. It’s supposed to be new artists to entertain you in hip hop culture. It’s connected to youth culture.”
“When I see artists that are influenced by the material that I create, I come back to fix things like I put together Pop Smoke‘s album,” he shared.
As executive producer, 50 Cent released Pop’s posthumous #1 debut album, Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon in July — months after the Brooklyn rapper was shot and killed during a home invasion in February.
“And that’s what I feel like is my contribution at the present moment to hip hop culture was being able to pull that together,” he said. “Because he wasn’t here to complete the record, so I completed it for him.”
For Life returns tonight at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
By Rachel George
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