One of the most infamous names of Hip-Hop lore is Haitian Jack. Benny Boom is working on a miniseries about the man born Jacques Agnant.
Tupac dissed his former associate on “Against All Odds,” calling him a snitch and saying he was involved in the Quad Studio’s shooting. Jack, a club promoter also known as a street guy from Brooklyn, has also been dogging another former associate, Jimmy Henchman, in the press ever since his release from prison.
Now Jack’s story is to be told in an eight-part miniseries. Director Benny Boom (All Eyez On Me), writer Alan Wenkus (Straight Outta Compton), and Ted Field (Radar Pictures and Interscope Records co-founder), have teamed to create the series.
Per a press release, the miniseries is described as exploring “Haitian Jack’s journey as an immigrant from Haiti thrust into the mean streets of Brooklyn at the height of the New York crack epidemic. As he transitions from private schools to becoming a feared stick-up artist targeting drug dealers, Jack finds himself in the cutthroat music business during the most controversial period in hip-hop history.”
Haitian Jack is serving as a technical advisor on the project. Jack gained his entry in the Hip-Hop business via Wyclef Jean, who he is related to, before meeting Tupac and eventually becoming acquaintances with the likes of the Notorious B.I.G. and Madonna.
“Haitian Jack’s story is extraordinary and the opportunity to explore his life through a television series is incredible. Crime, drugs violence and music as told through his experiences will be a groundbreaking moment for television,” said Benny Boom via press release.
At the moment, the series doesn’t have a proper home. Considering the subject matter, don’t expect that to remain so for long.
Read Hip-Hop Wired’s exclusive interview with Haitian Jack right here.