Mini hip-hop mogul focus of reality show
EmptyMove over, Diddy. A would-be hip-hop mogul is coming to television, and he wants a hit label before he hits puberty.
Rapper Ludacris and his Disturbing Tha Peace partners have teamed with James DuBose of DuBose Entertainment to produce a reality show following 9-year-old rapper Big Korey as he develops a new music label.
The scripted hybrid/reality show will feature the pint-size prodigy as he signs new talent and continues to develop his own music, focusing on the process of creating a successful record label. Producers will begin pitching broadcast and cable networks within the next few weeks.
"Big Korey will be the next big music mogul," DuBose said. "I'm excited to be working with DTP to bring the gift of this kid to television."
Ludacris and DTP partners Chaka Zulu and Jeff Dixon will executive produce along with DuBose, who has worked on BET's "Keyshia Cole: The Way It is," the Sundance Channel's "House of Boateng" and ABC's NFL halftime show "You've Been Sacked."
At his tender age, Big Korey already has worked with hip-hop legends Jermaine Dupri, Dallas Austin and Jazze Pha.
"He's amazing," Ludacris said. "He's someone that I will definitely be working with in the future."
Ludacris and DuBose are repped by WMA.