Hip Hop artist & entrepreneur Willie the Kid has joined on as a producer for I Too Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled a documentary slated to be released in 2020 through PBS’ American Masters Series about the great American poet, novelist, playwright, columnist & social activist who rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. Willie & his business partner Jonathan Jelks are joining this project alongside Oscar-nominated Screenwriter Kevin Willmott who has signed on as co-director. Willmott is best known for co-writing Spike Lee’s BlakkKlansmen and the 2015 American Musical Crime Drama Film, Chi-Raq. It is important to note that today would be Langston Hughes’ 117th birthday! In celebration please observe this promotional trailer Directed By Theo “Tekh Togo” Jones.
In regards to his participation in I Too Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled Willie states:
“As an African American Writer and creative, my inspiration stems from the legacy of Langston Hughes. I got involved with this project as a tribute to his work. This homage is long overdue.”
For more information about I Too Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled see the links below.
Documentary Website: I, Too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled – Dream Documentary Collective