BET Announces Unscripted Music Docuseries on Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. Records

The renowned label launched the careers of hip-hop legends including Ja Rule, Ashanti and more.

Entertainment
5,077 Hypes 6 Comments

BET on Wednesday announced an upcoming original, unscripted documentary series, titled MURDER INC. W/T, that will center on the untold story of the rise, fall and redemption of Murder Inc. Records.

The series, which will arrive in five parts, will place a heavy emphasis on founder and CEO of Murder Inc. Records Irv Gotti‘s role in the company’s success and downfalls. The label, which launched in 1999, is responsible for launching the careers of several top-shelf names in hip-hop, including Ja Rule, Ashanti, Lloyd, Charli Baltimore, Vita, Black Child, Caddillac Tah and several others.

“Music is in our DNA. We thank our long-standing partner Irv Gotti, and the many talented artists at the iconic label for trusting our brand to tell their personal and inspiring stories,” said Tiffany Lea Williams, Executive Vice President of BET Unscripted Programming, in a statement. “We look forward to bringing viewers a compelling music documentary series that reveals how this label consequently changed the music industry forever.”

The series is executive produced by Gotti, Ja Rule, Darcell Lawrence, Chris Costine (Visionary Ideas) and Williams (BET). Michael J. Payton is directing.

“My life and Murder Inc. has been filled with many highs and lows. I got to work with my brothers and a lot of great people; from Jay Z, DMX, Fat Joe, Mary J Blige, to name a few,” said Gotti. “Also, I got to start my record label, Murder Inc. Records, with Ja Rule by my side. My life was filled with great lows, but I’m not ashamed of those lows. It all helped make me the person I am today. So, with this documentary series, I plan to tell the truth and nothing but the truth so help me GOD.”

“Pain is Love,” added Ja Rule. “We endured the pain so others could feel the love.”

MURDERC INC. W/T is scheduled to premiere on BET this summer. An official release date has not yet been announced.

Elsewhere in entertainment, Kanye West has released a “Controlling Our Narrative” conversation on Facebook.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Kamaal Williams Embodies the Sound of the London Underground
Music

Kamaal Williams Embodies the Sound of the London Underground

We talk jazz, faith and finding your own rhythm within a chaotic world.

Charlie Roberts Channels His Canine Muse in ‘Hammer Work’
Art

Charlie Roberts Channels His Canine Muse in ‘Hammer Work’

Eight bronze sculptures made in conjunction with Case Studyo.

Summer Walker and SZA Tap Cardi B for “No Love (Extended Version)”
Music

Summer Walker and SZA Tap Cardi B for “No Love (Extended Version)”

Complete with an array of visuals that channels their fire, water and air zodiac signs.


CareFree and Russell Athletic Take Casualwear to the Next Level
Fashion

CareFree and Russell Athletic Take Casualwear to the Next Level

Off-duty apparel with a contemporary edge.

HUF Steps Into Its Archives for Spring 2022
Fashion

HUF Steps Into Its Archives for Spring 2022

Celebrating the brand’s 20 year anniversary.

Jeep Unveils Its First-Ever Fully-Electric SUV
Automotive

Jeep Unveils Its First-Ever Fully-Electric SUV

Arriving on the market in early 2023.

French Brand Yema Collaborates With Electronica Artist Kavinsky on Digital LED Watch
Watches

French Brand Yema Collaborates With Electronica Artist Kavinsky on Digital LED Watch

The watch drops on Kickstarter later this month.

Anti Social Social Club Celebrates 'Gran Turismo 7' With a Capsule Collection
Fashion

Anti Social Social Club Celebrates 'Gran Turismo 7' With a Capsule Collection

Complete with a custom livery skin available in the game.

Afterpay Launches A Month of Exclusive Deals, Prizes and Drops
Tech 

Afterpay Launches A Month of Exclusive Deals, Prizes and Drops

Presented by Afterpay
The “Carte Diem” campaign brings limited-edition product drops and daily giveaways.


Brad Pitt Stars in New Action-Packed 'Bullet Train' Trailer
Entertainment

Brad Pitt Stars in New Action-Packed 'Bullet Train' Trailer

From ‘Deadpool 2’ director David Leitch.

Maharishi Adds Artwork and Embroidery to Military-Inspired Second SS22 Drop
Fashion

Maharishi Adds Artwork and Embroidery to Military-Inspired Second SS22 Drop

As well as spotlighting its seasonal disruptive pattern material.

Kia EV Drivers Can Now Order a Human Technician To Come Charge Their Car On-Demand
Automotive

Kia EV Drivers Can Now Order a Human Technician To Come Charge Their Car On-Demand

The company is partnering with Currently to offer two free months of the mobile charging service.

Merrell 1TRL Updates Archive Classics for Latest Release
Footwear

Merrell 1TRL Updates Archive Classics for Latest Release

Channelling outdoors shoes from the late ’90s and early ’00s.

HAIM Share New Song “Lost Track” With Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Visual
Music

HAIM Share New Song “Lost Track” With Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Visual

The trio of sisters goes on tour next month.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.