Truly, the only people who really know what happened with Roc-A-Fella Records would be its three former founders: Dame Dash, JAY Z and Kareem “Biggs” Burke. However — and if Dame has his way — that may change.
Deadline has reported that Dash has teamed with producer Lemuel Plummer for a “brutally honest” television series which will tell the story of the famed hip hop label. Dash and Plummer aim to make the series in the same vein of HBO’s Vinyl or FX’ The People Vs. OJ Simpson, as a show that is as exciting as it is dramatic.
“It means a lot that Damon trusts us to tell the story – the true story – of how two global music icons got their start and did nothing less than redefine pop culture,” Plummer said to Deadline. “That story is so unbelievable and yet so true that we know we have an awesome responsibility as storytellers to get things right.”
The series intends to document everything from the humble beginnings of Dame, Jay and Biggs, to the rise and dominance of The Roc, to its ultimate dissolution and everything in between. The show will focus on the entire spectrum of things as well, rather than solely the musical side.
“What defined what we were doing is everything that was in my life equals Roc-A-Fella… there was a point of view at Roc-A-Fella I’m not quite sure people knew what it was. We had so much going on,” Dash says.
If the series doesn’t have in-depth segments on Rell, Christión and Paid In Full, however, we here at the DopeHouse is going to call malarkey on the whole thing.