Nipsey Hussle’s life story is set to be told in a new docuseries.
Marathon Films, the production company created by the legendary late rapper, has partnered with SpringHill, the media studio founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, to tell Hussle’s incredible life story.
The untitled docu-series tells the comprehensive story of Nipsey, from his days as a young boy growing up in Crenshaw, to the musician and activist he became in the later years of his life. The docu-series gives viewers exclusive access to Nipsey’s inner circle, never-before-seen archival footage, and interviews with more than 50 collaborators including Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, and Nipsey’s longtime partner, Lauren London.
“It’s an incredible honor for SpringHill to have a part in sharing Nipsey’s story and legacy with the world,” said James. “He used his gift to give back to his community and lived what it means to inspire, empower, and uplift others along the way. His words, his ambition, and his actions stick with me to this day as he continues to inspire myself, our company, and people everywhere.”
The series is being financed by SpringHill, affording SpringHill and Marathon Films the creative independence to tell the most authentic narrative of Nipsey’s 33 years of life.
“Nipsey was a man of the people,” said Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom, Nipsey’s older brother. “He often said his purpose in life was to inspire. Nipsey’s light shone across the world. His life is a testament that his purpose was fulfilled. The family has taken the proper time and care needed to ensure that Nipsey’s life story be detailed and presented correctly and accurately. We are honored to be able to cement Nipsey’s legacy with this epic docu-series of his life. Nipsey said, “If they made a story about my life, it better be a classic.’”
The series will be directed and executive produced by the Emmy-nominated director One9 (“L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later;” “Nas: Time is Illmatic”). Grammy Award winning producer, and Nipsey’s longtime collaborator, Larrance “Rance” Dopson is the music composer on the series.
No release date or distributor has been announced for this project.
Hussle also is the subject of a feature-length documentary for Netflix to be directed and produced by Oscar-nominated Ava DuVernay.
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