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Netflix wins bidding for Nipsey Hussle’s documentary directed by Ava DuVernay

I became a fan of Nipsey for his music, I stayed a fan for his dedication.

He might not be running the marathon anymore but for those fans who kept it loyal, the marathon continues––and so it will. Netflix has gotten the rights to air Nipsey Hussle’s (Ermias Joseph Asghedom) documentary that was already directed by Ava Duvernay.

Nipsey’s family has especially approached DuVernay for this project. DuVernay has a wide array of documentaries under her belt including When They See Us and 13th, the Oscar-nominated film that spoke the truth about America and its unending intersection with different races. During the 2020 Grammy Awards, DuVernay paid tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle together with Meek Mill, John Legend, and DJ Khaled.

Hussle’s Marathon films will be in collaboration with DuVernay’s ARRAY to make the documentary as how Hussle would’ve wanted it to be. The documentary will circle around Nipsey’s life, work and purposive hustle he’s done throughout his life until the day he was shot in front of his own Marathon Clothing store in Hyde Park of Los Angeles in March.

“Nipsey’s company Marathon Films, will present his feature film documentary executive produced by RocNation and his two children Emani and Kross Asghedom,” the post says. “No final deal has been inked. We are currently in negotiations with Netflix for this project with Ava DuVernay, and her company Array to co-produce. This documentary is very important to the family and will not be fast tracked by monetary gain and/or commercial interest,” the statement ended.

To pay tribute to the late rapper, entrepreneur and activist, the City Council has renamed the intersection between Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard to “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom Square” after a petition moved by many of those whom he has helped through his acts and music.

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