LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Springhill is joining forces with Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Films to produce a docu-series on the iconic rapper.
The as-yet-untitled docuseries chronicles Hussle’s life, from his formative years as a young boy growing up in Crenshaw to his latter years as a rapper and activist. The series will feature exclusive access to Nipsey’s inner circle, never-before-seen footage, and interviews with more than 50 collaborators including names like 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.”
“Nipsey was a man of the people,” said Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom, Hussle’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 was directed and executive produced by Emmy-nominated director One9. The first teaser is now available to watch — check it out below.