BET is on a roll after receiving high ratings from The New Edition three-part biopic they released earlier this year. Since its debut the network signed on to produce a Nas biopic and create a documentary that highlights one of the most popular record labels during the 1990s, titling the six part docu-series Death Row Chronicles.
“Part true-crime murder mystery and part hip-hop drama, this compelling docu-series will comb through mountains of misinformation, uncovering key evidence and witnesses who will reveal the truth about the bitter rivalries surrounding its legends,” BET revealed on it’s website. “The limited series will also celebrate the groundbreaking music of Death Row, explaining how it reflected society at the time and how it influenced some of today’s biggest hip-hop artists.”
Death Row Records was known as the label you did not want bad blood with. The record company was created in Los Angeles, California by Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, and Dick Griffey. 2Pac, Dr.Dre, MC Hammer, Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg were some of the most notorious, successful icons to come out of Death Row Records, pulling in millions of dollars for the company.
The series is set to start filming this spring, in hopes of meeting its release date scheduled for summer 2018.