From Executive Producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson & Mona Scott-Young, WE tv is set to premiere the highly anticipated new series, Hip Hop Homicides, Thursday, November 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT. New episodes will become available on popular AMC streaming service ALLBLK, every Monday, following their premiere on WE tv.
Setting itself apart from your average true-crime procedural, Hip Hop Homicides aims to provide an added layer to consider by taking a ‘big picture’ look at the epidemic of violence in hip hop.
Giving a voice for the voiceless, TV personality and producer, Van Lathan, examines the staggering number of murders in the Hip Hop community. From Pop Smoke to XXXTentacion, the series takes a closer look at these shocking crimes, with the hope of providing loved ones and fans with the closure they seek. Dissecting the facts, exploring leads and featuring exclusive one-on-one interviews with those closest to the fallen…the series taps into artists such as French Montana, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Vic Mensa and many more, who share valuable insights throughout the season. The streets were talking, but no one was listening…until now.
Featuring an exclusive interview from his mentor, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the premiere episode is Pop Smoke gunned down in the Hollywood Hills in what was first labeled a “robbery gone wrong” … but the scene lacked the usual signs of forced entry and ransacking associated with those crimes. Was it a targeted hit?
About Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has carved out a thriving television and film career as both a best-in-class producer and star. In 2005, he founded G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. which has produced a wide variety of content across numerous platforms and sold a myriad of shows to various networks. Among these is the critically acclaimed #1 show on Starz, “Power,” in which he not only co-starred in but also served as executive producer and director. G-Unit Film & Television, successfully focused on the expansion of the “Power” universe with spin-offs ‘’Power Book II: Ghost,’’ “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” and “Power Book IV: Force.” G-Unit Film & Television also produced the ABC hit, “For Life” and recently wrapped production on season two of the hit series, “Black Mafia Family” for Starz and is set to release the “Black Mafia Family” docuseries and is also in development on the scripted series “Queen Nzinga” at Starz.
Slated to air in November from G-Unit Film & Television is “Hip Hop Homicides” at WE tv. Jackson is also expanding into the podcast space through his new G-Unit Audio banner with the upcoming release of “Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Took Down a Drug Lord” in partnership with iHeart Media and Lionsgate Sound. The company is also building out its feature slate, starting with a three picture Horror deal as a collaboration with Horror phenom Eli Roth and 3BlackDot.