Tomorrow, July 2, TALES will return to BET for a two-hour premiere of Season 2 featuring an exclusive soon-to-be released song, “Brothers” by Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson. The song is produced by TALES creator, producer and writer, Irv ‘Gotti’ Lorenzo and Seven.
Each week, TALES transforms the lyrics of hip-hop’s greatest hits into captivating visual narratives through the eyes of Irv Gotti. To bring the “Brothers” story to life, Lorenzo has cast Elijah Kelley, Draya Michele , Isaiah Washington , Thomas Q. Jones, LisaRaye McCoy and Cynthia Bailey .
Love, murder and a whole lot of hip-hop will bring new life to songs in this season. The scripted anthology series will include nine additional episodes that will feature timeless hits including Geto Boys’ “Mind Playing Tricks on Me,” Migos’ “Slippery,” Nas’ “I Gave You Power,” Mary J. Blige’s “My Life,” Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Life,” Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s ”Deep Cover,” Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor,” and XXXtentacion’s “Moonlight.”
To bring the “Brothers” story to life, BET has cast Elijah Kelley, Draya Michele, Isaiah Washington, Thomas Q. Jones, LisaRaye McCoy and Cynthia Bailey among others.
The Koalition spoke to Iv Gotti about bringing TALES season 2 to life, collaborating with Kanye, his writing process, the Murder Inc. tour, the legacy of Tupac , working with Jay Z again, his array of upcoming projects and more.
Check out the interview below.