Starz Will Dramatize Hip-Hop’s Origin Story


Starz is now developing Turf, a drama about "the birth of hip-hop from the violence of gang life in 1970s Bronx." Turf doesn't feel like the greatest title if this thing's actually about hip-hop's origins, although it's a fine title if it's more about the gang stuff (especially if it goes head-to-head with Starz's own 50 Cent project). The project is written by Patrick Macmanus, who is also the co-writer of the CW's Sleepy Hollow.