Ja Rule and Irv Gotti have a new drama series in the works. The program is based on the label, Murder Inc. and will be titled with the same name. The trials, tribulations, legal issues, rap beefs, the glory and success the company encountered overall would be an interesting flashback to a glorious era in hip-hop history.
In an interview with Vibe, Rule opened up stating how the show will take an in-depth look at the life of the label. Rule and Gotti already have backing from Paramount and are still unsure as to what network it will air on. They are interested in networks like HBO or Showtime picking the show up, because it will allow them to express themselves freely, with no limits or censorships. Airing on premium cable outlets would allow the series to be “raw and uncut.”
In the interview, Rule enthusiastically claims how significant he and his team’s contribution to the culture is. He emphasizes in-depth coverage of the raid that federal investigators launched on the Murder Inc. offices in early 2003. The feds rushed the offices with search warrants in an attempt to gather evidence in money laundering suspicions towards Irv Gotti, in connection with infamous Queens drug lord Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff. The offices were turned upside down, and in the process employee computers, files, and two-way pagers were confiscated.
Surely, any hip-hop fan is looking forward to seeing unreleased Hard Knock Life tour footage or stories and insight on the 50 Cent vs. Murder Inc beef, and the heydays of one of the most influential labels in the culture. Let’s hope Rule and Gotti deliver!