Tales, is a new scripted television show based on some of Hip Hop’s biggest hits.
Irv linked with BET to give us this new series, announcing the release of Tales in an exclusive interview with BillBoard in April of last year.
Each episode is in the form of a sixty minute narrative and is based on the lyrics of Hip Hop songs and hence dubbed “song stories”. Furthermore, Tidal will showcase exclusive Director’s Cuts of episodes throughout the season.
The founder of Murder Inc. says this is not Reality T.V. or music videos, reiterated in an article BillBoard posted May 25th. BET most recently referred to the series as “mini-movies” of classic Hip Hop songs that will feature performances by Boris Kodjoe, DC Young Fly, Elise Neal, Lance Gross, MC Lyte, Lil Duval, Rico Ball, and the list goes on.
Lastly, the first episode premieres June 27th on the BET Network, based on N.W.A.’s “F*** The Police”.