WE tv celebrated the new investigative series, “Hip Hop Homicides,” with Executive Producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson,Mona Scott-Young and Vanessa Satten at the Crosby Street Hotel in NYC. The event kicked off with a special advanced screening of the third episode featuring Magnolia Shorty (airing Thursday, November 17), followed by a panel moderated by Emmy winning journalist Ari Melber, with the series’ executive producers as panelists.
Before the screening and panel, opening remarks were given by Brett Dismuke, General Manager of ALLBLK & WE tv at AMC Networks and Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Referring to the latest incidents, 50 Cent noted, “There are over 600 homicides connected to hip hop culture. Since we’ve been in production on the show there’s been a new season of homicides.
During the panel, Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson shared why it matters to tell these stories saying, “I think because it enlightens everybody on the overall situation, the loss of loved ones” and that he hopes that the series “gives you a closer look at who the artist was and leaves a little more legacy.” See more inside…
Mona Scott Young
From Executive Producers 50 Cent and Mona Scott-Young. Van Lathan looks into the staggering number of murders in the hip hop community to uncover the truth behind these crimes. The streets were talking and no one was listening – until now.
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