50 Cent: The Money and the Power

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50 Cent's The Money and The Power
Format Reality
Created by 50 Cent
Developed by Michael Hirschorn
Michael Bloom
Madison Merritt
Directed by Peter Ney
Starring 50 Cent
Theme music composer 50 Cent
Composer(s) Ky Miller
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) 50 Cent
Michael Hirschorn
Stella Bulochnikov Stolper
Chris Choun
Michael Bloom
David Pritikin
Cinematography Keith Duggan
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Ish Entertainment
MTV
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
MTV2
Original run November 6, 2008 (2008-11-06) – January 22, 2009 (2009-01-22)
External links
Website

50 Cent: The Money and the Power is a canceled reality show[1] that initially premiered November 6, 2008 on MTV and is now regularly aired on MTV2. The show was hosted by 50 Cent and follows the same mold as The Apprentice.[2] It was meant to serve as a "visual companion" to 50 Cent's book The 50th Law, which he co-wrote with Robert Greene,[3] author of The 48 Laws of Power.[1][4][5]

Format[edit]

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[edit]

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

Weekly results[edit]

Contestant Original team Ep 4 team Ep 5 team Ep 7 team Ep 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[edit]

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[edit]

50 Cent's Assessments
Episodes
Contestants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ryan WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN
Larry RISK RISK RISK RISK WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Cornbreadd SAFE SAFE RISK RISK WIN SAFE WIN WIN RISK OUT
Meghan WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE RISK WIN RISK OUT
Derrick WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN RISK RISK OUT
Nikki SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE WIN RISK OUT
Musso WIN WIN WIN WIN RISK SAFE OUT4
Jennifer SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN2 OUT
Dajuan WIN WIN WIN OUT2
Rebecca WIN WIN WIN QUIT23
Precious RISK SAFE OUT
Nima SAFE OUT
Nathan WIN OUT1
Joanna 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[edit]

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

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