50 Cent’s New Investigative Drama Takes Raw Look at Crime, Race, and Policing in Hip Hop

50 Cent's New Investigative Drama Takes Raw Look at Crime, Race, and Policing in Hip Hop

Shortly after 50 Cent celebrates the end of its deal with Starz, the hip-hop mogul unveils a new investigative series on hip-hop culture.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Mona Scott Young serve as executive producers of the new WE-TV series Hip Hop Homicides. The investigative drama is moderated by VanLathan and takes a rough look at race, class, crime, and policing in hip-hop culture.

The new show aims to set itself apart from other true crime practices by taking a comprehensive look at the epidemic of violence in hip-hop. With a focus on giving voice to the voiceless, TV personality and producer Van Lathan investigates the staggering number of murders in the hip-hop community.

Out of pop smoke to XXXTentacion, the series gives viewers a deeper look into these shocking crimes and how they impacted the hip-hop scene. The highlights aim to provide loved ones and fans with the closure they are seeking for some of their favorite rap stars who are gone too soon.

The series analyzes the facts and investigates clues that often reveal gruesome details of murders and crimes involving big names in hip hop. Each episode features exclusive one-on-one interviews with those closest to the fallen.

artists like French Montana, youthful, Manny Fresh, Vic Mensa, and many more, make guest appearances throughout the season to provide valuable insight into crimes of which they have direct knowledge. The streets talked but no one listened…until now.

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The premiere episode explores the 2020 murder of Brooklyn drill rapper Pop Smoke and includes an exclusive interview with his mentor, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Pop Smoke was gunned down in the Hollywood Hills area of ​​Los Angeles in what was initially described as a “fake robbery.”

However, research shows the crime scene lacked the usual signs of forced entry and looting associated with this type of crime. So was it a targeted hit?

Hip Hop Homicides premieres Thursday, November 3rd at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv. New episodes will be available on popular AMC streaming service ALLBLK every Monday after their premiere on WE tv.