Irv Gotti’s anthology series, TALES will reimagine Cardi B’s breakout hit “Bodak Yellow,” with a one hour episode staringJustine Skye and Romeo Miller. In her television directorial debut, new comer Ellie Foumbi(Zenith) winner of the Gold Student Academy Award and shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Awards in the Live-Action short film category, creates a beautiful visual to the uplifting story of Violet, a twenty-three year old exotic dancer, raising her teenage sister while looking for her shot at becoming a hip hop superstar.
To bring the “Bodak Yellow” story to life, Lorenzo and Foumbi has cast a variety of TV and music veterans including Justine Skye, Romeo Miller (I Got the Hook Up 2, Empire, Survivors Remorse), Rasheeda (Love & Hip Hop Miami, and comedian & recording artist Lil Duval.
The scripted anthology series includes nine additional episodes that will feature timeless hits including the world premiere of Kanye West’s “Brothers” featuring Charlie Wilson (Listen to Song Here), Geto Boys’ “Mind Playing Tricks on Me,” Migos’ “Slippery,” Nas’ “I Gave You Power,” Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Life,” Mary J. Blige’s “My Life,” Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “Deep Cover,” Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor,” and XXXtentacion’s “Moonlight.”
Love, murder and a whole lot of hip-hop will bring new life to songs in this season, created and executive produced by pioneering hip-hop hitmaker, Irving “Irv Gotti” Lorenzo and his Visionary Ideas production company alongside executive producers Ron Robinson and Robert Munic, producers Darcell Lawrence, John Bryant, James Seppelfrick, Keith Nealand Eric Tomosunas, and co-producers Sonny Lorenzo, JJ Lorenzo and Darien Baldwin.
The series has enlisted Tasha Smith (Why Did I Get Married, Daddies Little Girls, Star, Power), Robert Munic (Empire), Joshua Butler (Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Magicians, Shadowhunters), Erik White (Tales S:1), Benny Boom (NCIS: Los Angeles, Black Lighting, The Quad), Bryan Barber (Idlewild, Instant Mom), and first-time directors Ellie Foumbi and Nefertite Nguvu to direct episodes throughout the series. Writers will include Robert Munic, Leah Keith, Adam Wiesen, Patrick Coker, John Barcheski, Michael Cobian, Leah Benavides, Larry “Legend” Spivey, Marcus J. Guillory and Trevor Vandelac.
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