If you’re buying a bootleg DVD of Power Book III: Raising Kanan, you probably don’t have cable — at least that’s the word according to show EP Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
The hip-hop mogul took to Instagram on Aug. 19, to post a picture of a bootleg DVD box set being sold on the streets of New York City.
“They up town bootlegging my sh-t on 125st in Harlem,” 50 Cent captioned the post. “I don’t care how you watch my show just make sure you see them. Plus, if you got a DVD player, chances are you don’t got cable. LOL.”
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Fans chimed in with their own take on the discs, with some mocking people who still have DVD players.
“I ain’t seen a DVD player in a minute unless it’s ps4,” @jahjah2sheisty_ replied to the post.
“Nobody has DVDs anymore,” added @yuriavianne.
“How they get the full season?” quipped @s0njg.
“Cable??? What’s that? We got jailbroke firesticks these days,” wrote @ezeefcrazy.
“Come on man, Starz just 8.99 a month,” @lakingg added.
“Got to respect the hustle @50cent,” joked @k_b_arthur_ about street vendors hawking the bootleg discs.
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Power Book III: Raising Kanan premiered Sunday, July 18 on Starz.
The prequel series is set in South Jamaica Queens in the early 1990s, and follows the early years of now-deceased Power character Kanan Stark, portrayed on the original series by 50 Cent.
The new drama stars Patina Miller as Raquel “Raq” Thomas and Mekai Curtis in the titular role as Kanan. The cast also includes Omar Epps, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Hailey Kilgore, Joey Bada$$, Toby Sandeman, Shanley Caswell, and Lovie Simone with Quincy Brown in a recurring role.
Courtney A. Kemp executive produces through her production company End of Episode, 50 Cent also executive produces through his G-Unit Film and Television and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. Additional executive producers include End of Episode’s Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich, plus Kevin Fox. Sascha Penn is creator and showrunner.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan has already been renewed for a second season.