Brooklyn, N.Y. is slowly transforming into a hipster's haven. There's Whole Foods stores, restaurants serving organic juice, and renovated apartment complexes that boast impressive amenities. Brooklyn's gentrification is rightfully uncomfortable for many of the borough's natives, which may explain YouTube series Money & Violence's cult following.
Millions of viewers tuned in to Money & Violence's first season. The series follows Rafe, a white-collar criminal who chooses to engage in elaborate heists instead of selling drugs. It's full of violence, grittiness, and the twists-and-turns that made HBO's The Wire a sleeper hit. The web series has garnered the support of TIDAL and Meek Mill, though they haven't officially partnered with the company or the rapper. Last July, rumors surfaced that TIDAL would air the second season of Money & Violence. The creators told Complex:
Both Jay Z and Meek Mill have been huge supporters of Money & Violence and our Seed & Spark Campaign to remain independent. Meek brought the cast out at Hot 97's Summer Jam and Roc Nation appreciated the authenticity in our art very early on. We haven’t signed any deals at present, we are focused on the last leg of our crowd funding campaign moneyandviolence.nyc. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Jay, Meek and the Roc Nation and Dream Chaser families. Congrats to Meek on having the No. 1 album in the country. #moneyandviolence
Season 2 promises to be equally as engaging as the first. The first trailer features aerial shots of N.Y. and Brooklyn, as well as glimpses at familiar and new faces. With the tagline, "Be eaten among hungry wolves. Everyone's food," Money & Violence is an emerging classic for a reason.
It's unclear when Season 2 will be released, but the 41-second trailer should satiate the thirsts of those eager to see more of Rafe's journey.