The Eminem Show: Marshall Mathers To Produce & Music Supervise New Series
As one of Motor City’s most well-known representatives in Hip-Hop, Eminem has put Detroit, Michigan on the proverbial map with projects like the 2002 blockbuster film 8 Mile and its soundtrack (quintuple-platinum selling “Lose Yourself,” anyone?).
Thirteen years later, he’s doing it again – this time for television – taking on the roles of executive producer and music supervisor for “Narc,” a drama series based on the 2002 film of the same name directed by Joe Carnahan that takes place in the D. According to Deadline Carnahan (who is also in talks to direct Bad Boys 3) has reportedly enlisted Slim Shady to contribute original songs, following in the footsteps of artists like 50 Cent and Timbaland, who have contributed music to Starz’ breakout series, Power, and the Fox juggernaut Empire, respectively.
Narc will center around the same story-lines as its film counterpart (which stars Ray Liotta and Jason Patric), documenting the Detroit police department as it investigates the murder of an undercover cop. No official music has been released yet, but if his recently released “Phenomenal” from the soundtrack of the forthcoming film Southpaw is any hint, it’s safe to say the Eminem show will be a hit.