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BET Releasing Miniseries Based on Iconic Hip-Hop Record Label, Uptown Records

Yes, you read it right the first time!…

Yes, you read it right the first time! BET ordered for a three-part miniseries that will focus on the legendary hip-hop record label, Uptown Records.

The scripted series will be titled as “Uptown,” and is set to premiere next year. There is no exact date that has been set for the official release.

The series will start with the label’s 1986 launch in partnership with MCA and take us through the many hit-making artists that the label birthed over the years. Heavy D & The Boyz, Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohen, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Father MC, Al B. Sure, Christopher Williams, Teddy Riley, Notorious B.I.G., Sean “Diddy” Combs, are among some of the most notable acts to hail from ​that label.

“I am thrilled to partner with BET Networks and Jesse Collins Entertainment to share my story, the rise of Uptown Records and successful black entrepreneurship, and the management and cultivation of some of the most iconic artists to come out of the late 80s and 90s hip hop, R&B, and soul music era,” Andre Harrell says in a statement.

Harrell and Jesse Collins, will executive produce the series. Stay tuned for more updates later.

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