Nas to Executive Produce Hip-Hop Documentary ‘Shake the Dust’
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Nas is venturing into the film business. The veteran rhyme-spitter has signed on to be the executive producer of the hip-hop documentary, ‘Shake the Dust.’ The film explores hip-hop as a global culture and how it has ignited social change in different parts of the world.
Journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjoberg is the director of the documentary along with producer David Jacobson, who co-produced Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler.’
The film chronicles the stories of young teenagers using break-dancing and rapping to improve their environments across the globe from South America to Africa to Asia.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nas is also contributing original music for the movie’s soundtrack.
“What these kids are doing around the world reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop and how important it is as a creative and constructive outlet,” said Nas in a press release. “After hearing Adam’s vision for this project and hearing the stories, I was incredibly excited to help bring the film to global audiences who need to hear this surprising message of empowerment.”
There’s no release date for the documentary, but check out the ‘Shake the Dust’ trailer and be inspired by the power of hip-hop.