Former G-unit rapper turned media mogul 50 Cent has shared a trailer for his latest series Hip Hop Homicides. Set to be released through his production company G-unit Film alongside his partner, the controversial Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Entertainment, the series is aimed at exploring the unsolved murder cases of hip hop stars.
In the role of executive producer for this latest series, the rapper (real name Curtis Jackson) recently decided he was ready to share the upcoming project with his fans as he previewed the trailer via YouTube on September 28th.
Although the rapper is excited about the new project, some question his choice of partner. Mona Scott-Young, a music manager turned media mogul, once managed some of the best acts in the world, including Michael Jackson, Missy Elliot and others. However, her media career has been somewhat questionable. Mona Scott-Young is the creator of the well-known US reality TV show Love And Hip Hop, and although she has profited greatly off of it, some argue that it has tarnished not only the reputation of hip hop but also fuelled the degradation of African-American people across the board. The show features African-American females fighting, verbally abusing each other and an unhealthy amount of violence as well as overbearing promiscuity.
Mona Scott-Young, as well as Monami, came under heavy fire when they first aired the show back in 2011, and many people still consider Mona Scott-Young as a controversial figure who has profited off perpetuating negative racial stereotypes. However, she has still achieved mogul status and has proven herself to be a machine when it comes to pushing a series and brand to dizzying heights.
Irrespective of his partner, the new series looks exciting. Hosted by Van Lathan, who is most known for his 2018 takedown of Kanye West when West insisted slavery was a choice, Lathan opens up the trailer by saying, “As of 2022, there’s been a staggering number of rappers who have been murdered. More than half of those cases are unsolved. We’re here to bring these cases into the light.”
Late rappers XXXTentacion, King Von and Pop Smoke, all feature in the first episode. You can watch the trailer in the tweet below.