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50 Cent: The Money and the Power
Created by50 Cent
Developed byMichael Hirschorn
Michael Bloom
Madison Merritt
Directed byPeter Ney
Starring50 Cent
Theme music composer50 Cent
ComposerKy Miller
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers50 Cent
Michael Hirschorn
Stella Bulochnikov Stolper
Chris Choun
Michael Bloom
David Pritikin
CinematographyKeith Duggan
Running time45–48 minutes
Production companiesIsh Entertainment
MTV
Release
Original networkMTV
Original releaseNovember 6, 2008 (2008-11-06) –
January 22, 2009 (2009-01-22)

50 Cent: The Money and the Power is an American reality television series which premiered November 6, 2008 on MTV. The show was hosted by 50 Cent and follows the same mold as The Apprentice.[1] It was meant to serve as a "visual companion" to 50 Cent's book The 50th Law, which he co-wrote with Robert Greene,[2] author of The 48 Laws of Power.[3][4][5] The show was cancelled after one season.[3]

Format

The show follows fourteen aspiring rap moguls through challenges issued by 50 Cent, with the winner receiving a $100,000 investment from 50 Cent to start his or her own business venture.[6] A panel including G-Unit members Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks will judge the contestants, along with guests such as Chris Lighty, Ryan Schinman, LL Cool J, DJ Whoo Kid, Miss Info, and former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day.

Contestants

Contestant Background Original team Age Hometown Result
Ryan Mayberry Internet dreamer Team Power 24 Lancaster, Pennsylvania Winner
(01–22–2009)
Larry Wade Financial consultant Team Money 26 Tampa, Florida Runner-up
(01–22–2009)
Maurice "Cornbreadd" Duhon Jr. Aspiring music mogul Team Money 26 Houston, Texas 3rd place
(01–22–2009)
Mehgan James Business major Team Power 18 Houston, Texas 4th place
(01–15–2009)
Derrick Hargrove Civil servant Team Power 18 Plant City, Florida 5th place
(01–08–2009)
Nikki Shallwani Advertising rep. Team Money 26 Aurora, Illinois 6th place
(01–01–2009)
Lawrence "Musso" Bartender / entrepreneur Team Power 23 Brooklyn, New York 7th place
(01–01–2009)
Jennifer Hunt Merchandising major Team Money 18 San Diego, California 8th place
(12–19–2008)
DaJuan Watkins Independent promoter Team Power 22 Gary, Indiana 9th place
(12–12–2008)
Rebecca Clark Yoga instructor Team Power 21 Santa Monica, California 10th place
(12–12–2008)
Precious Bogard Small business owner Team Money 20 Lancaster, California 11th place
(12–04–2008)
Nima "Blue Eyes" Tabrizi Advertising rep. Team Money 21 Thousand Oaks, California 12th place
(11–20–2008)
Nathan Strickland Marketing director Team Power 20 Calhoun, Georgia 13th place
(11–13–2008)
Joanne Paguio Retail manager Team Money 25 Los Angeles, California 14th place
(11–06–2008)

Weekly results

Contestant Original team Episode 4 team Episode 5 team Episode 7 team Episode 8 team Record as Boss
Ryan Team Power Team Power Team Power Team Power Team Power 1–0 (win in task 1)
Larry Team Money Team Money Team Money Team Money Team Money 1–1 (win in task 8, loss in task 6)
Cornbreadd Team Money Team Money Team Money Team Power Team Money 1–0 (win in task 5)
Mehgan Team Power Team Power Team Power Team Power Team Power 1–2 (win in task 7, loss in tasks 6 & 8)
Derrick Team Power Team Power Team Money Team Money Team Power 1–0 (win in task 2)
Nikki Team Money Team Money Team Money Team Money 0–2 (loss in tasks 2 & 7)
Musso Team Power Team Power Team Power 2–0 (win in tasks 3 & 4)
Jennifer Team Money Team Power Team Power 0–1 (loss in task 5)
DaJuan Team Power Team Money 0–1 (loss in task 4)
Rebecca Team Power Team Money
Precious Team Money 0–1 (loss in task 3)
Nima Team Money
Nathan Team Power
Joanne Team Money 0–1 (loss in task 1)

Bosses and underbosses

Bosses
Contestants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9-10
Team Money Joanne Nikki Precious DaJuan Cornbreadd Larry Nikki Larry ------
Team Power Ryan Derrick Musso Musso Jennifer Mehgan Mehgan Mehgan ------
Underbosses
Contestants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-10
Team Money ------ Larry Nikki Larry Nikki Derrick ------
Team Power ------ Mehgan DaJuan Derrick Ryan Ryan ------

Contestant progress

50 Cent's assessments
Episodes
No. Contestants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Ryan WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN
2 Larry RISK RISK RISK RISK WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
3 Cornbreadd SAFE SAFE RISK RISK WIN SAFE WIN WIN RISK OUT
4 Mehgan WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE RISK WIN RISK OUT
5 Derrick WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN RISK RISK OUT
6 Nikki SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE WIN RISK OUT
7 Musso WIN WIN WIN WIN RISK SAFE OUT4
8 Jennifer SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN2 OUT
9 Dajuan WIN WIN WIN OUT2
10 Rebecca WIN WIN WIN QUIT23
11 Precious RISK SAFE OUT
12 Nima SAFE OUT
13 Nathan WIN OUT1
14 Joanne OUT
  The contestant won.
  The contestant was eliminated.
  The contestant was told that they were in risk, but ended up being safe from the chopping block.
  The contestant was in risk of being eliminated, and was on the losing team.
  The contestant was in risk of being eliminated, and was on the winning team.
  The contestant won the challenge, and was not in risk or eliminated.
  The contestant lost the challenge, but was not in risk or eliminated.
  The contestant left the game towards other reasons rather than being put in the chopping block.
  The contestant voluntarily left the competition.

^1 In Episode 2, Nathan won the challenge, and was eliminated because 50 Cent said Nathan was in the game for the wrong reasons.

^2 The Teams were changed in Episode 4 and Dajuan was named boss of Team Money, and Jennifer and Rebecca switched teams.

^3 In Episode 4, Rebecca lost the challenge, and left the game because she felt she didn't need to be there.

^4 In Episode 7, Musso was sent home for losing his temper.

Episodes

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Choose Your Crew Wisely"November 6, 2008 (2008-11-06)
2"Turn S... Into Sugar"November 13, 2008 (2008-11-13)
3"Truth Equals Money"November 20, 2008 (2008-11-20)
4"Respect the Hustle"December 4, 2008 (2008-12-04)
5"The Hustler's Eye"December 12, 2008 (2008-12-12)
6"Use Your Cents to Make Change"December 19, 2008 (2008-12-19)
7"Expand and Protect Your Turf"January 1, 2009 (2009-01-01)
8"Move From Demand to Supply"January 8, 2009 (2009-01-08)
9"Knowledge Reigns Supreme"January 15, 2009 (2009-01-15)
10"Crush Your Competition"January 22, 2009 (2009-01-22)

References

  1. ^ "DX News Bits: The 50 Cent Edition". Archived from the original on 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2008-10-16.
  2. ^ Robert Greene (author)
  3. ^ a b "MTV Cancels 50 Cent Reality Show". 24 December 2008.
  4. ^ 50 Cent has business-centered reality show on MTV, Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press, November 5, 2008
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2008-12-27.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "50 Cent Wants You To Have The Money And The Power". Cinema Blend. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-12.