Starz 'Magic City' adds rapper Rick Ross
By April MacIntyre Jan 9, 2013, 1:24 GMT
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“Magic City” Season two will feature legendary rapper Rick Ross as “Butterball,” the proprietor of an illegal Cuban/American gambling house in Miami known as a “bolita,” (the numbers racket).
There are numerous bolitas in the Miami area and not surprisingly, Ben “the Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston) is getting a cut from the illicit operations.
Ross burst onto the rap scene in 2006 when his debut album “Port of Miami” reached the top of the Billboard Music charts. Ross then founded the record label, Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums “Deeper Than Rap” (2009) “Teflon Don” (2010) and “God Forgives, I Don't” (2012). A huge fan of the series, Ross visited the “Magic City” set while in Miami last year and met the show’s creator Mitch Glazer who found a role for him.
The new season of “Magic City” will also see the return of creator and executive producer Mitch Glazer as well as performers Jeffrey Dean Morgan whose recent film The Possession held the number one spot at the box office three weeks in a row, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Kelly Lynch, Steven Strait, Christian Cooke, Jessica Marais, Yul Vazquez, Dominik Garcia-Lorido and Elena Satine.
Along with Mitch Glazer, Geyer Kosinski (Changeling, The Astronaut Farmer) and Fred Berner (“Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) serve as executive producers.
Season two of “Magic City” will air exclusively on Starz in summer 2013.
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