VH1 is airing a genealogy theme on its production of VH1Rock Docs series that will certainly be popular with fans. The show premiers on 23 May 2011 and plans to start by exploring the ancestry of 50 Cent.
To quote the summary on the VHW web site:
“50 Cent has always been defined by the grim reality of coming up in South Jamaica Queens. But like all African-Americans, there’s a greater journey… across thousands of miles… back through several family generations … to slavery.
In 50 Cent: The Origin of Me, the legendary rapper will make an unprecedented trek to the Deep South in search of his family’s slave lineage. He’ll re-unite with family members, and connect the dots on his ancestral heritage.
50 Cent: The Origin of Me is a real-time journey into past lives and a shared history… of horror and hope, pain and perseverance.”
If you’d like to see a preview of the show on the VH1 web site click on the The Origin of Me Sneak Peek–it’s interesting.