Kendrick Lamar will appear in a guest role opposite 50 Cent in the Starz Original series “Power,” Starz announced Wednesday.
The episode will air on July 29 at 8 p.m. and will be available for download and streaming on the Starz app as well as Starz on Demand.
“Kendrick is a once in a generation talent and Courtney, 50 and I felt it would be exciting to create a role for him in ‘Power,'” said executive producer Mark Canton in a statement. “Everyone involved is thrilled to have him join the family.”
Grammy award and Pulitzer Prize winner Lamar released his debut album, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” in October 2012, and it debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, earning him seven Grammy nominations. His second album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” scored him a Grammy win for Best Rap Album. His fourth album, “DAMN,” sold 603,300 copies in its first week. Earlier this year, Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize for his music.
“Power” returned with its fifth season on July 1. “Power” was created by Courtney A. Kemp who executive produces alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett, and Gary Lennon. The show is also produced by G-Unit Films and Television, the production company launched by 50 Cent, and Canton’s Atmosphere Entertainment MM.
The drama follows the Manhattan lifestyles of the rich and the infamous as well as the world of international drug trade. Omari Hardwick leads the cast, with Joseph Sikora, Naturi Naughton and Lela Loren rounding it out.