#Roommates, the docuseries treatment in Hollywood continues and next up is one of the most popular record labels of the early 2000s…the Irv Gotti-founded, Murder Inc. It was just confirmed that a multi-part docuseries is currently in the works about the rise, fall and hopeful redemption of Murder Inc., the record label that gave us platinum-selling artists such as Ja Rule and Ashanti.
@Billboard reports, BET is set to tell the story of legendary Hip Hop/R&B label Murder Inc., courtesy of a five-part docuseries that’s described as telling “the untold tale of the rise, sudden fall and redemption” of Murder Inc. Records and its founder Irv Gotti, who also acts as an executive producer of the docuseries. Set to premiere this summer on the BET network, it will feature exclusive archival footage and exclusively take viewers behind-the-scenes through the label’s history throughout the last 20 years.
Speaking about what fans can expect from the documentary, Irv Gotti stated “I got to start my record label 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. With this documentary series, I plan to tell the truth and nothing but the truth.” Ja Rule also briefly spoke about the label’s history, “Pain is love. We endured the pain so others could feel the love,” he said.
Exceutive Vice President of Unscripted Programming for BET, Tiffany Lea Williams, thanked Gotti for allowing the network to tell Murder Inc.’s story. “Music is in our DNA. We thank our longstanding partner Irv Gotti, and the many talented artists at the iconic label for trusting our brand to tell their personal and inspiring stories. We look forward to bringing viewers a compelling music documentary series that reveals how this label consequently changed the music industry forever.”
You’ll recall after having tremendous success, Murder Inc.’s troubles expanded after the record label was raided by federal agents back in 2003. Continuous feuds within the music industry and severe financial issues, led to the eventual decline of the label—however, as of 2017, Gotti ushered in a new era for Murder Inc. that appears to have officially started with this upcoming docuseries.
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