SUPERTEASE DROPS FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED, INVESTIGATIVE SERIES, HIP HOP HOMICIDES, PREMIERING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 ON WETV
From Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson on behalf of G-Unit Film & Television, Mona Scott-Young on behalf of Monami Productions, and Lionsgate Television; Hosted by TV Personality, Van Lathan | Series takes a raw look at race, class, crime, and policing in hip hop culture
New York, NY – September 28, 2022 – 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 3 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? Tune in Thursday, November 3 at 9 PM ET/PT on WE tv.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson serves as Executive Producer for G-Unit Film & Television. Mona Scott-Young, Stephanie R. Gayle, P. Frank Williams and Michael Lang serve as Executive Producers for Monami Productions. Vanessa Satten and Anthony Wilson also serve as Executive Producers. Lauren Gellert, Kari McFarland, David Stefanou and Ashley McFarlin serve as Executive Producers for WE tv. And Don Sikorski serves as Consulting Producer.
Jackson is represented by APA and attorney Stephen Savva. Scott-Young is represented by TCA, UTA, and Sloane Offer Weber and Dern LLP. Lathan is represented by M88 and Fox Rothschild LLP.
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.
About Mona Scott-Young and Monami Productions
Multi-Media Maverick Mona Scott-Young is an award-winning talent manager, TV/film executive producer, marketer, content creator, published author and mentor. As CEO and Founder of Monami Entertainment and Monami Productions, Scott-Young is a much sought-after executive with a 360° approach toward connection with a global audience. Scott-Young built upon her remarkable track record in all areas of entertainment to create leading lifestyle and entertainment powerhouse Monami Entertainment, specializing in talent management and brand development, including Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott, with whom Scott-Young has worked for 20+ years. Monami Productions, a physical production company led by Scott-Young, is a division of Monami Entertainment and boasts a diverse slate of scripted and unscripted projects, representing a wide array of stories and experiences. The company produces hit television series for Viacom, Amazon, WE tv, Bravo and more, including specials and spin-offs for her juggernaut franchise, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop.
About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. Further building on this mission, current WE tv originals are now available to stream on WE tv’s sister platform, ALLBLK. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister networks include AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and streamers Acorn TV, ALLBLK, AMC+, Shudder and Sundance Now.
ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as A House Divided and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular WE tv originals, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.