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Platinum 

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

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John Ridley
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Series cast summary:
Sticky Fingaz ...  Grady Rhames 6 episodes, 2003
Davetta Sherwood Davetta Sherwood ...  Jade Rhames 6 episodes, 2003
Bishop Brigante Bishop Brigante ...  2Way 6 episodes, 2003
Kira Clavell ...  Lisa 5 episodes, 2003
Kia Goodwin Kia Goodwin ...  Lady Bryce 5 episodes, 2003
K.C. Collins ...  Walter 4 episodes, 2003
Karen LeBlanc ...  Kari 4 episodes, 2003
Richard Yearwood ...  Shorty boy 4 episodes, 2003
Jason George ...  Jackson 3 episodes, 2003
Lyriq Bent ...  Devon 3 episodes, 2003
Rishma Malik ...  Reo 2 episodes, 2003
Balázs Koós Balázs Koós 2 episodes, 2003
Wes Williams ...  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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Drama | Crime | Music

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Empire See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A Shortlived, But Actually Quite Good
10 June 2007 | by SozeTheKeyserSee 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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