Ludacris and Diddy Are Heading to TV With ‘The Down Beat’ and ‘The Hustle’
Ludacris is taking his talents to TV -- behind the scenes that is. The rapper is throwing on his entrepreneurial hat as an executive producer for a new reality series, The Down Beat for CBS.
According to Variety, the show will follow a business mogul seeking retribution while simultaneously attempting to take down gang culture in Atlanta by recruiting at-risk teens in a high school marching band.
This is far from the first time the "Pimpin' All Over the World" rhymer has worked outside of his music roots. He's also had roles in several films including Crash, Hustle & Flow, American Hustle and in the Fast & Furious series.
The Chicken-n-Beer creator isn't the only hip-hop entertainer to head to TV. After releasing a new single and performing at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, Diddy will also be producing a scripted comedy series for ABC. The forthcoming show, The Hustle, will chronicle the life of the Bad Boys leader's former assistant, Sarah Snedeker.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Hustle will follow a young Snedeker on her path from being a small town girl to working under a big time mogul as she's thrown into the whirlwind of the fast-paced business world. Spoiler alert: Snedeker is an executive at Diddy's Revolt Films. This will be the first time the Making the Band producer ventures into scripted TV.
The show currently has comedic writers Stacey Harman (ABC's The Goldbergs) and Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer) attached to the project.
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