Lupe Fiasco is Working on a Kung Fu TV Series

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8:00 PM HKT, Fri December 29, 2017

We’re taking advantage of the holidays to catch up on all those open tabs that have been evading us for the last month, and oh look, Lupe Fiasco is working on a martial arts and hip hop-themed TV series. According to Variety:

“Beat n Path” follows hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco as he embarks on a cross-cultural journey across China. In the pilot series, he lives out his other passion — martial arts — practicing with Kung Fu Masters throughout China, while also taking the opportunity to explore China’s burgeoning hip hop scene.

A production outfit founded earlier this year by Grammy Award-winning rapper and entrepreneur Fiasco and Hong Kong-based marketing & media executive Bonnie Chan Woo, SV operates from bases in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. It aims to produce high-end, mainstream TV programs, digital content and films with cross-cultural themes for global audiences. The company will produce a slate of at least 10 original titles over the next three to five years, with three titles planned for completion in 2018.

Lupe’s long been on the record as a martial arts practitioner/enthusiast, earlier this year wowing (and presumably confusing) his Instagram following with short videos showcasing his katana skills:

We hope this new series not only allows Lupe a satisfying personal journey of inner mastery or whatever, but also shines some of his light on China’s own hip hop hopefuls looking to break out onto the international scene. We’ll find out soon enough — Beat n Path, which will be distributed in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong by Celestial Tiger Entertainment, airs in March 2018.

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