Mike Pont

The rapper turned filmmaker has a project on the works that will delve into race relations in this country.

Danielle Kwateng-Clark
Apr, 21, 2017

Jay Z has officially solidified himself in the film world with his third project with The Weinstein Company.

Race will be a six-part series on National Geographic that focuses on socio-economic constructs, activism, the prison system and family in the context of race in a Trump era. The documentary will be hosted by Hov and will include video footage, archival works and animation.

“National Geographic and Jay Z are the world’s foremost storytellers in their own right, and we’re thrilled to be working with them on such an evocative and meaningful project,” Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company told Variety.

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“By using highly cinematic storytelling techniques along with Jay Z’s singular point of view, the series will tell a dramatic, thought-provoking story on race in America.”

Already under the 47-year-old's belt are Time: The Kalief Browder Story, about the unjust incarceration of a New York teenage at Riker's Island that premiered in March on BET and Spike and another project about the life of Trayvon Martin.