Spilling the Tea
On the coattails of biopics like All Eyez on Me, Straight Outta Compton, and The New Edition Story comes a Murder Inc. biography. At least that’s what executive television producer Irv Gotti is promising fans.
The record exec hit Instagram to share his plans to release a Murder Inc. TV series. “Get ready. We coming,” he said.
Alongside a photo of himself, Ashanti, and Ja Rule, Gotti encouraged all of his followers to follow his friend 7, who will apparently assist him in his latest endeavor. According to the producer, he and 7 met through a mutual friend in Houston. The duo crossed passed again after 7 flew to New York.
“He flew to NY not even having a place to stay. Just was hungry. Slept at the Crackhouse 1st few months. And immediately showed me he was a genius,” Gotti revealed. “The rest was history.”
The eight-episode series Tales, which debuted June 2017, turned old and new hip-hop songs into stories relevant to modern society. The series’ first episode “F**k the Police” — which was inspired by N.W.A’s 1988 hit “F**k tha Police” — followed a white adolescent who was killed by two black police officers.
Other episodes were inspired by Meek Mill’s “Cold Hearted,” Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” Jay Z’s “99 Problems,” and Erykah Badu’s “You Got Me.”
More people praised the production value than anything else, shocked that Gotti’s transition from music to television looked so good. According to Gotti himself though, Tales was “an opportunity” to vent about and comment on the culture’s most hot-button topics, not a chance to switch careers.
“I want to state for the record that I’m not like Spike Lee,” Gotti said before a screening of the then-yet-to-be-aired Tales. “I’m not that guy. I’m just a cool dude, you know. I’m papi son and I’m just a cool guy.”
“But when you see f**ked up s**t,” he continued. “I thought this was an opportunity. The whole concept of Tales is taking these hip-hop songs and then just being creative and bringing them to life in a way that you’ve never seen before.”