'The Murder Inc. Story' Set to Air on BET
A documentary about Murder Inc. is set to arrive on BET this month. The five-part documentary will detail the rise of the label, which was founded in 1999 and became one of the most successful Hip-Hop imprints of the early aughts, with a string of hit singles from its stacked roster that included Ja Rule, Ashanti, Lloyd, Charli Baltimore, and others.
Focusing on Murder Inc.'s co-founder, Irv Gotti, the documentary will detail the label's ups and downs, including its feuds with G-Unit Records, Aftermath Records, and Shady Records, and the infamous federal charges they faced. Nas, Fat Joe, Lyor Cohen, and Charli Baltimore will make appearances while Gotti himself will narrate.
Gotti will continue to dip into TV and film, following his recent lucrative $200 million deal with Iconoclast.
"I'm signing a deal worth $300 million," Gotti revealed earlier this summer. "I'ma tell you what it is. $100 million of the deal is me selling my masters. I own 50-50 with Universal Music Group — half my masters is worth $100 million. That's fuckin' insane! Not only is the company [Iconoclast] buying masters, they're giving me like a $200 million line of credit for me not just to produce and create, but to own my own television [interests]."
The Murder Inc. Story airs on Aug. 9 on BET.