Three years ago, rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in Los Angeles when he was just 33 years old. Today, one of basketball’s biggest superstars will produce a documentary that will tell his story, to keep the musical legacy he left alive in just a few years.
LeBron James revealed that he will team up with Maverick Carter‘s SpringHill Company and Hussle’s Marathon Films to produce a film about the Angeleno rapper.
As is traditional with such documentaries, its value lies not only in presenting the story of Airmiess Joseph Asghedom (Hussle’s real name), but in showcasing exclusive, unpublished footage and interviews with other rappers of the caliber of Diddy and Snoop Dogg.
LeBron wants to inspire others through the documentary
“It’s an incredible honor for SpringHill to be able to share Nipsey’s story and legacy with the world,” 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 stay with me to this day as he continues to inspire me, our company and people around the world“, he added.
Both LeBron James and Maverick Carter will serve as executive producers of the documentary, which does not yet have a title or release date.
“It’s an incredible responsibility to tell Nipsey Hussle’s story alongside his family and Marathon Films in a way that captures all facets of life, from his childhood to his impact on the community and culture,” Carter said. “His legacy is so much more than music. He defined activism and what it means to never forget where you came from.”