Snoop Dogg is teaming up with 50 Cent to develop a drama series about Snoop’s 1993 murder trial and his eventual hit single ‘Murder was the Case.’
The film titled “Murder was the Case” will feature as a second season for “A Moment in Time” drama series on Starz cable network
It will be the second time Starz will develop an anthology series. Last year, the cable network announced that it was developing “A Moment In Time: The Massacre,” which is about the story of the rivalry between The Game and 50 Cent.
Snoop’s 1993 Murder Trial
The new project will tell the story of Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Broadus) and how he was charged with first-degree murder in 1993. The story involves the fatal shooting of Philip “Little Smooth” Woldermariam, a member of a rival gang by Snoop’s bodyguard McKinley Lee.
Snoop’s trial coincided with the release of his debut album, Doggy Style. The most popular single on the album was Murder was the Case.
The album would eventually soar in sales to well over 5 million units thanks to the publicity of Snoop’s murder case. However, the violent nature of his song would hurt his trial case, which went on till 1996 when he was acquitted.
Snoop Dogg was represented by defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who represented OJ Simpson in his murder case a year before. The attorneys argued that Snoop’s bodyguard acted in self-defense.
50 Cent’s Involvement in the Film About Snoop
Fif will be an executive producer on the film through G-Unit Film & Television crew. He will also work alongside Snoop’s production house, Snoopadelic Films, featuring Snoop himself, Shante Broadus (Snoop’s wife), and Sara Ramaker.
When asked about the film, Snoop replied, “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. You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.”