Before taking his talents to LA, LeBron James earned his footing in Hollywood.
Now that he’s established there, he’s putting together an extensive catalog of work.
One of the things that will be coming up that LeBron is helping produce is a documentary on Nipsey Hussle. His Springhill Company has teamed up with Nipsey’s Marathon Films to create the doc that will give some never before seen inside looks at the late Nipsey’s life.
A docuseries about the life of the late, great Nipsey Hussle is in the works from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Springhill and Hussle’s Marathon Films. The as-yet untitled docuseries tells Hussle’s life story, 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. It features 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.
Springhill is financing and executive producing the series.
“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.”
Through a rap career that began with self-distributed mixtapes, Hussle became a fixture on the Southern California music scene, partnering with artists including Snoop Dogg and Problem. After initially signing with Epic Records, Hussle launched his own label, All Money In, which distributed his sprawling catalog of mixtapes, and his acclaimed studio album, “Victory Lap,” which was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Hussle is a 5x Grammy nominated artist, with 2 Grammy wins.
At the same time, Hussle continued to give back to the community he was raised in, opening Marathon Clothing in Crenshaw’s commercial district as a place for the community to come together in a celebration of culture. He also established Marathon Agency, a brand designed to better serve his community through personal representation aligned with a client’s interests in mind.
Hussle was shot to death in front of his clothing shop in South Los Angeles in 2019 at the age of 33. Eric Holder Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder in Hussle’s death in July.
Lebron shared a video on Twitter to preview what’s to come and said to stay tuned for the doc, so an announcement of when it’ll drop will probably come sooner rather than later.
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