By Ron Wynn
NASHVILLE, TN — A new docuseries will honor the legacy and accomplishments of acclaimed rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle. A trailer was released this week for the forthcoming dosuseriers that will be released sometime in 2023. That date will mark four years since Hussle was killed. LeBron James and Maverick Carter‘s media production company, SpringHill, has partnered with Hussle’s Marathon Films to tell the story, The docuseries will chronicle Hussle’s transition from his early days growing up in Crenshaw to becoming a world-renowned artist, entrepreneur, and activist.
It will also present previously unseen archival footage. There are also interviews from over 50 of Hussle’s collaborators including Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Diddy. Lauren London, Hussle’s longtime partner and mother of his six-year-old child, Kross Asghedom, will also make an appearance.
“It is an incredible honor for SpringHill to have a part in sharing Nipsey’s story and legacy with the world,” LeBron James said in a statement. “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.”
James and the SpringHill team got approval and co-operation from Hussle’s family. “Nipsey was a man of the people,” said his older brother, Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom, in a press statement. “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 is detailed and presented correctly and accurately. We are honored to be able to cement Nipsey’s legacy with this epic docuseries of his life. Nipsey said, ‘If they made a story about my life, it better be a classic.’”
The docuseries will be directed and executive produced by One9. Other producers include besides James and Carter, Kross Asghedom, Emani Asghedom (Hussle’s daughter), Jamal Henderson, and Philip Byron.