“Inside The Label” Premieres Tuesday on BET: Uptown Records


BET Networks goes deep ‘inside’ the music industry with the premiere of its new original series “Inside The Label,” airing Tuesday, May 17 at 9 PM ET/PT. The original docu-series tells in-depth stories of the rise… and sometimes fall of iconic record labels, told through the eyes of the founders, artists, competitors, and key players involved in the creation of the music that defined us over the last quarter century. “Inside The Label” unfolds in eight one-hour episodes and explores how music labels transformed the sound, face and business of hip hop and reveals the behind-the-scenes power players responsible for the rise and success of many artists.


The premiere features Uptown Records, interviewed for the episode are
Andre Harrell, Diddy, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Babyface, Teddy Riley, Russell Simmons, Jodeci, Damion Hall, Brett Ratner, Laurieann Gibson, Robin Thicke, Sanaa Lathan, Doug E. Fresh, Al B. Sure!, Eddie F, Kim Porter, Father MC, Jeff Redd and Monifah.

Other labels featured in the series include Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP), Grand Hustle, Loud Records, Murder Inc., Ruff Ryders, Slip-N-Slide Records and Terror Squad.

Each gripping episode will highlight one label and take viewers from the beginning of each label’s inception to current day with never-before seen footage and intimate first person testimonies from hip hop’s most influential contributors.

Inside The Label” is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith, Frank Sinton and Donny Jackson for A. Smith & Co. Productions, Chaka Zulu, Jeff Dixon and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #InsideTheLabelBET

Prior of the premiere of “Inside The Label,” the second season premiere of the Network’s docu-series BET LIFE OF will focus on the career and evolution of Diddy at 8 PM ET/PT.

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