Two brothers try to handle all the problems of running a hip-hop/rap record label in New York.

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 Grady Rhames (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Jade Rhames (6 episodes, 2003)
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 2Way (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Reo (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Pharos (2 episodes, 2003)
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Two brothers try to handle all the problems of running a hip-hop/rap record label in New York.

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Music is tight. Family is tighter.

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A Shortlived, But Actually Quite Good
10 June 2007 | by (Aarhus, Denmark) – See all my reviews

You rarely see "black-shows" that aren't sitcoms. Platinum is one of these rare but good non-sitcoms. It evolves around a rap record company, and portrays the difficulties of working with troublesome acts, cutthroat competing companies, and everything else you associate with the rap industry.

You might argue that e.g. it's only realistic in a rap-video that every woman is full-bodied vixen, and not in real life. But forgive it its faults here and there and don't let it ruin the entire picture, because it doesn't fall for relying on stereotypes to make the characters interesting and recognizable or use of overly shallow plots garnished with hip hop glitter of which you've grown use to from watching music videos.

In my opinion it's really a shame this show didn't get extended. It was quite entertaining, and would have made for great TV, would it have continued and been allowed to add thicker plots and full bodied side-stories.


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