BET Murder Inc documentary: Air date, plot, trailer & more

10 August 2022, 14:42

BET Murder Inc documentary: Air date, plot, cast, trailer & more
BET Murder Inc documentary: Air date, plot, cast, trailer & more. Picture: Getty

The five-part television series has started airing on BET

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BET have released a new unscripted documentary series about Murder Inc. Records; the label that birthed the careers of Ashanti, Ja Rule and Charli Baltimore.

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The five-part documentary will explore the untold tale of the rise, fall, and redemption of the notorious hip-hop label, which launched in 1999, and its iconic founder and CEO, Irving 'Irv Gotti' Lorenzo.

Irv Gotti, Ashanti and Ja Rule at Ashanti's 25th Birthday Surprise Party
Irv Gotti, Ashanti and Ja Rule at Ashanti's 25th Birthday Surprise Party. Picture: Getty

Each episode uses never-before-seen footage as well as a soundtrack of chart-topping tunes that helped create the musical era, that will take audiences through the label's roots to modern day.

"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" says Irv Gotti, the founder and CEO of Murder Inc Records.

Ja Rule, Ashanti and Irv Gotti during 40/40 Club Celebrates One Year Anniversary at 40/40 Club in New York City, New York, United States
Ja Rule, Ashanti and Irv Gotti during 40/40 Club Celebrates One Year Anniversary at 40/40 Club in New York City, New York, United States. Picture: Getty

"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".

With it now airing, here's everything we know so far!

Ashanti and Ja Rule perform at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards
Ashanti and Ja Rule perform at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Getty

When will the documentary air?

The documentary started airing yesterday (August 9) on BET. It is five parts so is likely to air on consecutive Tuesday nights at 9pm.

Irv Gotti attends the "Growing Up Hip Hop: New York" and "Untold Stories Of Hip Hop" special event at The Paley Center for Media on August 19, 2019 in New York City
Irv Gotti attends the "Growing Up Hip Hop: New York" and "Untold Stories Of Hip Hop" special event at The Paley Center for Media on August 19, 2019 in New York City. Picture: Getty

Is there a trailer?

A trailer was released last week (August 5) which documents the premise of the show, including music, interviews of the hip-hop dynasty.

You can watch the trailer below.

What will the plot be about?

According to Tiffany Lea Williams, the Executive Vice President of BET Unscripted Programming, the documentary will be focused on how they rose to the top of the music industry whilst also discussing their fall.

"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. We look forward to bringing viewers a compelling music documentary series that reveals how this label consequently changed the music industry forever" she added.

BET have previously aired docuseries on other iconic hip-hop dynasties, including No Limit, Ruff Ryders, and Uptown Records.

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