Russell Simmons is Creating A Rap Opera

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014

Russell Simmons

Via VIBE

Russell Simmons is putting on a new hat as creator of a Hip Hop opera titled “Cain and Abel.”

The mogul described the venture as a “true passion project” Billboard reports, and the script will be written by Omar Epps and former Onyx member, Sticky Fingaz.

Simmons is also currently adapting Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave into a TV drama that’ll focus on “a young African-American man’s journey into high society in New York.”

No word on when both projects will get an air date, but more details are set to drop this year.

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