Fuse, an American television music network, launched back in 1994; now, after almost twenty years, the channel is launching its first ever scripted drama series--and what an impressive project it is.
Prentice Penny, producer on hit series like 'Scrubs' and 'Happy Endings,' is bringing 'The Hustle' to Fuse, a drama in the vein of 'Entourage' set in the world of hip-hop music. 'The Hustle' centers on aspiring artists trying to break into the business of hip-hop and will debut on Fuse on June 19.
'The Hustle' follows underground rap duo Kutta and D (Y’Lan Noel from 'House of Another' and newcomer London Brown), also known as “Brooklyn’s Finest,” as they rise through the ranks of the musical elite and struggle to keep their friendship intact. Ya-Ya (Erica Dickerson, 'The Trio of Minuet'), a childhood friend and A&R representative tries her best to get “Brooklyn’s Finest” signed by a major record label, while helping them avoid the pitfalls on the road to success. Co-starring is Clinton Lowe ('American Gangster') as Rashad, the duo’s sidekick, with a number of hip-hop artists set to make cameos, including rappers Jadakiss, Freddie Gibbs, Red Cafe, Travis Porter and Nipsey Hussle, along with DJs The Breakfast Club, DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Skee.
Joining the scripted series 'The Hustle' will be an all-new unscripted talk program called 'The Hustle Afterparty;' the series is designed to discuss the scripted series in the same vein as AMC's 'Talking Dead.' 'The Hustle Afterparty' will be taped in front of a studio audience in Fuse’s street-front studio on 7th Avenue in New York City and will be hosted by Fuse personality Esteban Serrano (host of Fuse’s Top 20 Countdown). 'The Hustle Afterparty' will feature interviews and performances with hip hop stars, along with discussions with industry experts and appearances by the cast.
Check out 'The Hustle' on Fuse on Just 19.