The four-time NBA champion LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Films have joined hands with Nipsey Hussle's Marathon Films for a docuseries on the life of the late rapper. The docuseries has a popular hashtag 'HussleDoc' and released its first teaser on Tuesday while the series is expected to be released as 'Hussle'.
One9, who is known for projects like L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later and Nas: Time is Illmatic, is the director and executive producer of the docuseries.
The docuseries will show the comprehensive and incredible story of N ipsey Hussle from his days as a young boy growing up in Crenshaw district of South Central Los Angeles , to the musician and activist he became in the later years of his life.
Watch the #NipseyDoc teaser:
Apart from Nipsey's never-before-seen footage, the docuseries will also feature 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," executive producer LeBron James said. "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."
Apart from LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill, Jamal Henderson, and Philip Bryon and Marathon Films’ Emani Asghedom and Kross Asghedom are the executive producers of the film. While Skylar Andrews and Naomi Wright are the c o-executive producers of the docuseries.
Nipsey Hussle, who was a famous rapper and also a successful community activist, was tragically killed in front of his clothing store on March 31, 2019.