BET Awards 2020: Ruff Ryders and 2 Other Upcoming Series Excites Fans

There were arguably a few moments from the virtual BET Awards that kept fans talking, including awesome performances by Megan Thee Stallion, D-Smoke, and Chloe x Halle.

However, many of those moments occurred during the commercial breaks. In addition to highlighting social injustice, the breaks were used to tease some upcoming TV projects on BET, and Twitter lit up.

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Fans excited about Ruff Ryders docuseries

One of the announcements that received a loud — but virtual — round of applause was the one about the Ruff Ryders docuseries.

DMX is a hip-hop legend and one of the most recognizable faces from the Ruff Ryders crew. It’s fitting that he, Swizz Beatz, and Eve were among the members of that talented team who happen to be back in the spotlight in 2020. The docuseries is right on time.

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Fans were celebrating this piece of unexpected news and the fact this crew’s impact on music will be highlighted. Some are already clamoring for a Ruff Ryders reunion tour.

We’re not sure if that will happen, but at least viewers will get an inside look at the founding of the collective, and all the producers and rappers who were part of it.

Ad for ‘House of Payne’ signals its return

The news was first announced back in February this year but BET reminded audiences that the revival for House of Payne is on its way. Fans caught a small taste during the awards broadcast.

The original House of Payne cast is returning and the series will pick up with season 7 after ending back in 2012.

According to Deadline, LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis Patton, Lance Gross, Demetria McKinney, China Anne McClain, Larramie Shaw, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and Allen Payne will reprise their roles. House of Payne will do a time jump five years into the future and follow a retired Curtis and the rest of their family.

An Andre Harrell miniseries is on the way

Harrell passed away on May 7, and his death sent shockwaves of grief throughout the entertainment community.

He was responsible for the rise of Uptown Records and had a hand in the careers of some of music’s most recognizable names. Sean “Diddy” Combs, Heavy D, and Mary J. Blige are just some of the stars who were touched by his influence.

BET and Harrell started working on the project last year and issued a press release about the scripted three-part series in December 2019. Fans will be treated to the backstory of Uptown and artists such as Jodeci, Teddy Riley, Al B. Sure, and Notorious B.I.G.

At the time, Harrell said, “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.”

On Twitter and Instagram, fans said they can’t wait to see the story when it airs later this year.  

There is also documentary coming about Master P and No Limit Records which will chronicle the mogul’s rise from selling tapes out the trunk of his car to record label owner to multi-millionaire.

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