With executive production from Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent aims to grow his STARZ collection with something like a new show called A Moment in Time: Murder Was The Case.
Snoop Dogg’s true story
The show is based on Snoop Dogg’s first-degree murder trial in 1993, in which he had been suspected of murdering Philip Woldermariam, an opposing gang member who was really shot by Snoop’s bodyguard.
The case was tried while the rapper was making his debut album, Doggystyle, which included the single “Murder Was The Case” and its accompanying video.
Whereas the scandal aided sales (the album sold over five million copies), Snoop Dogg’s lyrics for “Murder Was The Case” harmed him in trial.
Snoop Dogg’s exploits during the trial will be detailed in A Moment in Time: Murder Was the Case, which also will ultimately work alongside defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who had only a year previously represented OJ Simpson.
According to Variety, 50 Cent will executive produce the project via G-Unit Film & Television partnering Snoop Dogg, his wife Shanté Broadus, and Sara Ramaker via Snoopadelic Films.
Anthony Wilson from Lionsgate Television in production for STARZ will executive produce. The endeavor will be the second in a series of anthologies documenting criminal occurrences in Hip Hop culture.
Can’t wait for the series !
“‘Murder was the Case’ is an incredible story,” 50 Cent said. “Snoop had the biggest album in the country and was fighting for his freedom in the courtroom. The only place to go on this incredible ride is with G-Unit Film & Television. I’m excited to be working with Snoop to bring it to television. #GLG.”
Snoop Dogg spoke on his emotions about their latest project, stating, “I am excited to finally tell the story of ‘Murder was the Case.’ This was a pivotal moment in my life and career and I’ve deliberately waited until I found the right partner to bring this to the screen. #GLG.
“You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge,” a nod to N.W.A’s 1988 single “Straight Outta Compton.”
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