Peacock has put in development, Let Me Hear A Rhyme, a drama from Morenike Balogun, 50 Cent, and Morgan Cooper.
Balogun is writing Let Me Hear You Rhyme, which is based on Tiffany Jackson’s drama of the same name and is described as True Detective meets Straight Outta Compton, a coming-of-age story set amidst and violence and popular rise of hip hop music in the 90’s.
Cooper is directing the project which tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he is still alive. Then the three grieving teens use the clues their murdered friend left behind in his music to find the killer. This discovery sets off a chain of events they never saw coming.
The project also comes from Lionsgate TV and studio-based The Tannenbaum Co. as well as Universal Television.
Cooper is also attached to executive produce alongside Balogun and Jackson via his G-Unit Film and Television. Eric and Kim Tannenbaum for The Tannenbaum Co. and Cooper. Jason Wang will serves as co-executive producer. The project is co-produced by Lionsgate TV and Universal TV, a division of Universal Studios Group.
In addition to Let Me Hear A Rhyme, Jackson is the author of YA novels Monday’s Not Coming, Alleged, Grown, her forthcoming 2021 titles White Smoke, Santa in the City and co-author of Blackout. Jackson was repped on the deal by APA and Natalie Lakosil of Bradford Literary Agency.