The untitled project will provide viewers with exclusive access to the hip-hop icon’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 an executive producing the series, which will chronicle Nipsey’s “days as a young boy growing up in Crenshaw, to the musician and activist he became in the later years of his life,” according to an official description.
“It’s an incredible honor for SpringHill to have a part in sharing Nipsey’s story and legacy with the world,” said James 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.”
“Nipsey was a man of the people,” added Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom, Nipsey’s older brother. “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.’”
The docuseries will be directed and executive produced by Emmy-nominated director One9. Nipsey’s longtime collaborator, and Grammy award-winning producer, Larrance “Rance” Dopson is the music composer on the project.
Release date is pending.