We've all come to know and love rapper, turn actor and entrepreneur Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson through the start of his music career. Jackson have since branched out into other areas outside of music. His stake in Vitamin Water led to a $100 million after taxes payday when the company was bought. He has a clothing line, SMS Audio which is his Headphone company, SMS Promotions which is his boxing company, have acted in a few movies, written books and is continuing his journey to greatness in Starz hit television series 'Power.' Jackson is one of the stars in the show and is an executive producer on the show. Before all of his success, we are all aware that Jackson was shot nine times at point blank range while sitting in the back of a car outside of his grandmother's house. His background in that environment has helped the creator and producer of the show, while creating the main character.
'Power' is a television series that follows "James "Ghost" St. Patrick, who is a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering for the city's elite and dreaming big, but lives a double life as a drug kingpin."
'Ghost' played by actor Omari Hardwick, from the outside seems to have it all. He has a gorgeous wife and family, an amazing penthouse overlooking Manhattan and the owner of one of the top nightclubs 'Truth' in the city. What many doesn't know is that Ghost lives a double life. He uses the club to cover his drug empire that serves only the rich and influential. His amazing friendship with Tommy who handles most of the dirty work shows a softer side of brotherly love. Although greed push many drug-dealers to keep going until they eventually end up either in jail or dead, Ghost has every intention to leave that lifestyle behind and focus on his new venture as a businessman and club owner, but until he is financially secure to his standards, he uses the club as a cover up while laundering drug money. Before the end of season one, Ghost made his life even more complicated by reconnecting with childhood friend Angela. This reunion quickly led to an affair.
Power creator Courtney Kemp Agboh in the image above with co-star and co-executive producer Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, is an incredible writer who received an Emmy nomination for her work on CBS’s “The Good Wife” in 2011. She also worked on the Bernie Mac Show. Power, however is the first show she's done as a show runner. She said in an interview that she often called on Jackson, for guidance. “He really helped me build Ghost,” Ms. Agboh said. “Because I am not actually a super-rich, urban human. I’m kind of middle of the road.” Jackson said that he never use drugs, but sold during his years living in South Jamaica, Queens, so it is understandable calling him for guidance. When looking for knowledge in that world, why not go to someone who lived it. Watch the interview below.
Fans and Jackson said that Fox hit show Empire copied Power a little, but it seems that it was all in fun and great publicity to get the masses who doesn't watch Starz to get acquainted with the show. Jackson is a marketing genius. All is well because he recently posted the below image of him and the star of Empire, 'Cookie' actress Taraji P Henson to his page at the Billboard awards.
Attending the premiere for the second season of STARZ POWER, at the Best Buy Theater in NYC were all the stars and producers of the show. In The Above Photo Are: Joseph Sikora, Carmi Zlotnik, Mark Canton, Lela Loren, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, Chris Albrecht, Courtney Kemp Agboh, Naturi Naughton (Former member of girl group 3LW and play the wife to Ghost), Omari Hardwick 'Ghost' and David Knoller.
From left to right: Omari Hardwick, Courtney Kemp Agboh, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton and Joseph Sikora. Watch the performances from the Season 2 Premiere party and a trailer of Season 2 below.
Power Season 2 Premieres, June 6 at 9P ET/PT on Starz.
50 Cent and singer Joe performed the theme song to the show 'Power' at the Season 2 Premiere at Best Buy Theater in New York City. Watch the full-set of all performances below.
Congratulations on the new season. We are looking forward to more seasons to come.
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