Rap God,Mogul, and Beyoncé’s baby daddy, Jay-Z has conquered many things over his 20+ year career, and he’s adding film producer to that long list.
Jay-Z and the Weinstein Company are teaming up for a new Spike TV docu-series ‘TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.’ Kalief Browder was a 16-year old high school student who was arrested in 2010 for allegedly stealing a backpack. He would go on to serve three years on Rikers Island, with two of those years being in solitary confinement, before being released in 2013. As a result of his mistreatment, Browder committed suicide in 2015.
“Kalief Browder is a modern day prophet; his story a failure of the judicial process. A young man, and I emphasize young man, who lost his life because of a broken system. His tragedy has brought atrocities to light and now we must confront the issues and events that occurred so other young men can have a chance at justice.” Jay-Z to Deadline.
The six-part series is scheduled to premiere in January.