Kendrick Lamar has TV stardom in his DNA.
The Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper will appear in a guest role opposite 50 Cent on the upcoming episode of Starz’s Power on Sunday, July 29. It is his first acting role.
The episode, “Happy Birthday,” will find the St. Patricks dealing with loss and suspicion. Here’s the official description:
“The St. Patricks celebrate Tariq’s birthday… the first time without Raina and Tasha finds a shoulder to cry on in Terry Silver. Ghost is on the outs with Tate and the Queens Child Project and discovers Dre is ready to replace him in the legitimate world, driving him toward reckless behavior. Kanan drops Tariq back at school, the two of them bonding over their shared mistrust of Ghost.”
The part Kendrick will play hasn’t been released, but the crew behind the show are happy to have him on board.
“Kendrick is a once in a generation talent,” said executive producer Mark Canton, who added that 50 Cent (who also serves as the show’s executive producer) and creator Courtney A. Kemp wanted to create a role for him on the show. “Everyone involved is thrilled to have him join the family,” he said.
Power, which also stars Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Shane Johnson, La La Anthony and Rotimi, airs Sundays at 8/7c.