Common has signed on produce a new television series about the struggles of a fading 90s rapper.
Common is entering the television game as an executive producer for a new show called ’93 Til Infinity.
According to OkayPlayer, the show will be about a popular Black rapper from the 1990s who is struggling to find his way in the present day. As he tries to figure out what he’s going to do with the rest of his life, which includes handling family responsibilities, he reconnects with his White best friend from middle school and finds some much needed normalcy.
The single camera show is created by Ian Elderman, the man who brought you HBO’s short-lived show How To Make it in America. Hamilton stage play producer Thomas Kail has also signed on to work on the show.
The show is named after Souls of Mischief classic hit.
This move is Common’s latest venture in to visual story telling. Earlier this year it was revealed that he is producing a reboot of the Black film cult classic Cooley High. Common’s new album Black America Again drops on November 8.