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WE tv preps “Hip Hop Homicides” from Lionsgate, 50 Cent and Mona Scott-Young

AMC Networks-owned WE tv has greenlit a new unscripted series, Hip Hop Homicides, from Lionsgate Television, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, and Mona Scott-Young‘s Monami Productions. The investigative ...
January 20, 2022

AMC Networks-owned WE tv has greenlit a new unscripted series, Hip Hop Homicides, from Lionsgate Television, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, and Mona Scott-Young‘s Monami Productions.

The investigative series is hosted by TV personality and producer Van Lathan and looks at the unusually high number of unsolved murders in the hip-hop community in an attempt to uncover details of what really happened.

Monami Productions is handling physical production of the series, with Lionsgate overseeing international distribution rights. The eight-episode first season will debut on WE tv later this year.

Hip Hop Homicides is executive produced by Jackson for G-Unit Film & Television, with Mona Scott-Young, Stephanie R. Gayle and Michael Lang executive producing for Monami Productions. Vanessa Satten and Anthony Wilson are also executive producers. Gellert and Kari McFarland serve as executive producers for WE tv, with Don Sikorski serving as consulting producer.

“50 and I created this show in response to the disturbing number of murders in hip hop. With this boots-on-the-ground investigative series, we will look to closely examine and explore leads surrounding these cases with the hope of finally providing loved ones with answers,” said Monami’s Mona Scott-Young in a news release.

“G-Unit Film and Television has thrived by telling real stories. As I continue to grow my current slate, premium non-scripted programming will be a major focus. Hip hop loves things that are damaged. This series will shed light on the artists that didn’t make it through the struggle,” added Jackson.

“These are important stories that will be told by an extraordinary producing team we couldn’t be more excited to be working with,” said Lauren Gellert, head of original programming and development for WE tv. “We look forward to shedding new light and attention on cases that have grown cold over time, with the potential for resolution and closure for those involved.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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