The ‘definitive’ Nipsey Hussle docuseries is underway, thanks in part to LeBron James (Picture below), who got him started a long time ago (Picture below). He’s doing it via a new HBO documentary titled Def Jam, in which he interviews numerous other “hood artists.” We’ve got a preview of Def Jam. Watch it above and below.
“It would be a dream come true to be on set with James on Def Jam,” says legendary rapper and filmmaker Nipsey Hussle. “I’ve known James for a very long time and he’s a great guy. His foundation is something that I would’ve loved to be able to speak with him about, especially on the film. He’s someone who is making a very big effort for his community through his foundation and I would love to be a part of that journey.”
In the docuseries, Nipsey Hussle (real name: Kahlil Joseph Scott) tells his personal story of how his life was forever changed in an elevator on his way to a meeting. But after this encounter with an African-American woman, he realized he’d gotten a lot deeper, as he found himself working to inspire the community, instead of being a self-appointed spokesperson.
Kahlil Joseph Scott (born March 24, 1975) is an American rapper, actor, and community activist best known as a member of Public Enemy and Nipsey Hussle. Scott has been credited with popularizing the use of the ‘G’ word in rap music, along with an extensive catalog of other provocative and controversial lyrics.
Scott’s biggest influence, however, is the rapper Biggie Smalls, whom he met when the two young men attended a rap battle. Upon encountering the notorious rapper, Biggie asked Scott to be a part of his new up-and-coming group, the Notorious B.I.G. Scott eventually left the group and went on to become a successful rapper in his own right.
In his early days, Scott began performing as Nipsey Hussle, a name given to him by his older brother, who had picked up the nickname from a local drug dealer. To this day