Basic cable has, lately, become the home for several hip hop-centric programming… err… well, even more than before. In 2017 there were documentaries on the life of The Notorious B.I.G., the death of 2Pac and the history of Bad Boy Records. Not to mention, there was the film All Eyez On Me, the forthcoming “true crime drama” Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., and a Steve McQueen-reared authorized biography in the works.
BET has thrown their hat into the ring also, debuting shows from 50 Cent (50 Central) and Irv Gotti (Tales). Now, Black Entertainment Television will debut Death Row Chronicles, a six-part docu-series which will explore the tumultuous rise and spectacular fall of arguably one of the most influential hip hop labels to ever from the West. The series will feature alumni from the label, and Billboard reports that it promises to have “never-before-seen footage and a first-hand interview from someone who witnessed the murder of Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas in 1996.”
BET’s Death Row Chronicles debuts February 20th. Watch a preview of it below.
Death Row Chronicles. BET. 2.20. 10PM ET. pic.twitter.com/AICXEoA2pm
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) January 17, 2018