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Tales

Tales

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  • Premiered: 
    June 27, 2017
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  • Network: BET
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Irv 'Gotti' Lorenzo 
  • Subject Matter: Anthology
  • Tags: musical

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Plot Synopsis

Created and executive produced by hip-hop hit maker Irv 'Gotti' Lorenzo, TALES is a one-hour, scripted anthology series that weaves classic and current hip-hop songs into visual narratives, using lyrics from some of hip-hop's greatest hits. Each episode is led by a different director and written by a different screenwriter, allowing the story to reimagine the meaning of each original song while taking viewers on an adventure into some of the stories that play inspiration to the most iconic hip-hop hits. The two-hour premiere episode recreates NWA's "Fuck the Police", focusing on the controversial killing of a young white boy at the hands of two black police officers -- and a District Attorney's struggle to convince the one witness to testify in court -- and then flipping the biases and stereotypes of today's society. The lyrics of other rap classics like Notorious B.I.G.'s "I Got A Story to Tell", Meek Mill's "Cold Hearted" and Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" serve as the thematic backdrop for each cautionary tale in subsequent episodes. The rotating star-studded cast includes Woody McClain, Keith Powers, Boris Kodjoe, Jennifer Freeman, Elise Neal, MC Lyte, Lance Gross, Christian Robinson, Matthew Noszka, Chet Hanks, Clifton Powell, Michelle Hayden, Michelle Mitchenor, Lil Duval, DC Young Fly, Rico Ball and more help bring the music to life.
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After a three-month break, TALES returned with new episodes on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on BET, immediately following the 2017 BET HIP HIP AWARDS. The fall premiere, "Trap Queen," inspired by the lyrics of Fetty Wap's Trap Queen, tells the story of devoted love: Crystal discovers that her boyfriend, the love of her life, Reggie, is running drugs out of the strip club they own.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Visionary Ideas