50 Cent Debuts Trailer For "Hip-Hop Homicides"

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Van Lathan explores the rising number of unsolved murders in hip-hop for 50 Cent's investigative series "HIp-Hop Homicides."

50 Cent's diving head-first into the grim reality that rappers face in 2022 with his new show, Hip-Hop Homicides. This morning, the hip-hop heavyweight and television mogul debuted the trailer for the upcoming series.

The upcoming series will explore the rising number of deaths in the hip-hop community. Van Lathan will serve as the host, interviewing family members of the deceased and eyewitnesses who witnessed these tragedies. Among the subjects interviewed for the show is Kayla B, King Von's sister, who said she was with the rapper at the time of his death.

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"As of 2022, there's been a staggering number of rappers who've been murdered," Lathan says. The trailer opens with a montage including XXXTENTACION, Mo3, Pop Smoke and King Von. "Atleast half of those cases are unsolved," he continues.

The investigative series will use each episode to focus on individual unsolved murder cases of some of hip-hop's most beloved figures.

50 Cent and Mona-Scott Young team up as executive producers for the WeTV series. Young explained in a statement that the show is "in response to the disturbing number of murders in hip-hop."

"G-Unit Film and Television has thrived by telling real stories," 50 Cent said in a statement in January. "Hip-hop loves things that are damaged. This series will shed light on the artists that didn’t make it through the struggle."

Watch the trailer for 50 Cent's upcoming series, Hip-Hop Homicides below, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.