LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Springhill Company and Nipsey Hussle‘s Marathon Films are teaming up to bring fans a documentary about the late rapper. The untitled documentary is set to give us a look inside of Hussle’s life story. It will cover aspects of his journey starting from growing up in Crenshaw, to the musician and activist he became later in his life. It will feature interviews from several musical artists and friends including his 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 when discussing the project. “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.”
Emmy-nominated director for “L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later,” One9, will direct the film. Executive producers also include One9 along with LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron, along with Hussle’s children, Emani and Kross Asghedom.
Hussle’s older brother discussed the rapper’s“Nipsey was a man of the people,” added Nipsey’s older brother Samiel. “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.’”
Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in March of 2019 outside of his clothing store, Marathon Clothing. His killer, Eric Holder Jr., was convicted of first-degree murder in July 2022 and has not yet sentenced.