Another possible hit series ‘Hip Hop Homicides’ is coming to WEtv by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, where tragic deaths in hip hop are explored.
As reported by Deadline, the unscripted series for WEtv will explore the many deaths in hip hop from Tupac to Biggie Smalls and more. 50 Cent will produce the series via his G-Unit Film & Television, along with Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Productions and Lionsgate Television.
The eight-part series hosted by Van Lathan will air later this year on WEtv as well as its streaming service ALLBLK. According to the report, Monami Productions will handle physical production. Lionsgate handles international distribution rights.
“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,” said Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Various docuseries in the past 10 years have covered the murders of Tupac and Biggie Smalls, but ‘Hip Hop Homicides’ aims to shed new light. “These are important stories that will be told by an extraordinary producing team we couldn’t be more excited to be working with,” said Lauren Gellert, head of original programming and development for WEtv. “We look forward to shedding new light and attention on cases that have grown cold over time, with the potential for resolution and closure for those involved.”
Fif took to his official Instagram account sharing the news on Thursday night (January 20). “New 🔥Heat on the way WE tv, HIPHOP HOMICIDES GLG🚦GreenLightGang 🎯bulls eye another hit. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi @vanlathan @monascottyoung 💣BOOM💨,” he wrote in the caption. 50 Cent has built a TV empire that continues to grow with shows such as the Power spinoffs and the crime drama BMF.
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