The hip-hop community haas faced its' fair share of homicides, from the infamous murders of Tupac and Biggie Smalls to the countless deaths of other rappers.
This issue is now being explored in a new series for WEtv from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Mr. Jackson is producing Hip Hop Homicides, via his G-Unit Film & Television company, along with Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Productions and Lionsgate Television.
The series is hosted by former TMZ personality Van Lathan, who hosted Oscar-winning short film Two Distant Strangers. It will look into the staggering number of unsolved murders in the hip-hop community in an attempt to uncover details of what really happened.
The series will air later this year on AMC Networks’ WEtv as well as its streaming service ALLBLK.
“50 and I created this show in response to the disturbing number of murders in hip-hop. With this boots-on-the-ground investigative series, we will look to closely examine and explore leads surrounding these cases with the hope of finally providing loved ones with answers,” said Scott-Young.
“G-Unit Film and Television has thrived by telling real stories. As I continue to grow my current slate, premium non-scripted programming will be a major focus. Hip-hop loves things that are damaged. This series will shed light on the artists that didn’t make it through the struggle,” added Jackson.