50 Cent Details How "Power" Isn't Like Master P's "I Got The Hook-Up"

50 Cent also explains America's "Scarface" obsession.

Although the Ghost character the anchors 50 Cent’s new television show Power has a drug-dealing past, 50 Cent says that the program is not a small-screen version of Scarface

"People look at Tony Montana, and they think, oh, everybody wants all the stuff he has,” 50 Cent says during an interview with Rolling Stone. "No, there's an obsession with Scarface because it's about a guy who came up from the bottom and he made it. He came here and he conquered. That's the American dream. That's what Ghost is after. That's what everybody is after.”

The show, which is set to premier on the Starz network Saturday (June 7), was a good fit for television.

"Hollywood is like fashion: It recycles itself,” 50 Cent says. "No one has remade The Godfather, or King of New York, or New Jack City, because they don't think they'd be hits now. But on TV, you can do something like The Wire or The Sopranos, and they're hits. People figured out that TV is where this stuff is happening. Movie stars stopped looking down on TV. So that's what we're doing. We're helping to fill that hole.”

50 Cent also says that he had high standards for Power.

"We wanted this to look legit. It's for damn sure this ain't I Got The Hook-Up. Nothing against Master P or anything, but you know… [Laughs]."

The Power trailer is as follows:

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18 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Saying he came here and he conquered is going into too much detail about a person who isn't real. Mention Al Pacino. At least he's a person.

  • Anonymous

    Um Curtis. Tony Montana isn't real lol Irrevelant clown ass nigga.

    • Anonymous

      Lol. A fuckin nobody calling 50 cent irrelevant in a fuckin comment section. I'm sure he would be laughing his ass of at your miserable jealous and hating ass.

    • Anonymous

      no where did he say he was real but you still got all these rappers trying to be Tony Montana.

  • wasd

    I can take three dicks at once

  • Anonymous

    That I got the hookup soundtrack is classic though...

  • Anonymous

    The G Unit brand is dead, its been wiggerized and whitewashed, a trailer trash favorite so I can see why they hate Slowbucks. Actual Ambition flopped miserably.

    • Anonymous

      no one hates Slowbucks, he started sneak dissing and fucking with niggas fam and when he got touched he squealed like a rat and ate the cheese. I would hate him too for that. In 1 day he just made every nigga who ever fucked with him look weak.

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  • Anonymous

    why hhdx use that goofy picture of 50 tho

  • Anonymous

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdSPnSw9TBI link to the first episode, gotta sign in to youtube because Naturi Naughton gets dicked down with her titties out.

  • SNITCHBUCKS

    "Although the Ghost character the anchors 50 Cents new television show Power has a drug-dealing past" I only caught the first episode but from what I saw he was still moving weight for the cartel, it was not in the past at all. Show was cool.

  • SNITCHBUCKS

    SLOWBUCKS HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT A LAWYERS OFFICE TO DISCUSS GETTING PUNKED ON STAGE AT SUMMERJAM AND HOW HES GOING TO SUE 50 CENT AND ANYONE ELSE HIS INVESTIGATOR FINDS RESPONSIBLE!!! HAH SHOULD HAVE KEPT YA MOUTH SHUT AND KEPT IT MOVING, JUST PUT THE NAIL IN YOUR OWN BRANDS COFFIN DOG!

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