A docu-series based on the notorious Murder Inc. Records is set to air on BET.
The original docuseries MURDER INC. will detail “the untold tale of the rise, sudden fall and redemption” of label founder Irv Gotti and Murder Inc. Records which had Ja Rule, Ashanti, Lloyd, Charli Baltimore, Vita, Black Child, Caddillac Tah and others on its roster.
The 5 part docu-series is set to premiere later this Summer but an exact date has not been announced yet. Executive produced by Irv Gotti and Ja Rule, the series includes exclusive archival footage, giving viewers a glimpse of behind the scenes action through the label’s roller-coaster ride over the last two decades, reports Billboard.
“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.”
“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.”