Willie the Kid signs on as producer of PBS Langston Hughes documentary

(February 5, 2019)

Rapper Willie the Kid has joined on as a producer for the new documentary "I Too Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled."

As part of the PBS' "American Masters Series," the documentary will go in detail about the life of the African American writer and activist who gained notoriety during the Harlem Renaissance. Willie is joining the project alongside Oscar-nominated Screenwriter Kevin Willmott who is the co-director. Willmott is best known for co-writing Spike Lee's BlakkKlansmen and Chi-Raq.

Madison Davis Lacy— who is a four-time Emmy Award-winning producer/director— joins Wilmott as co-director.

Recently, "I, Too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled" has received a media development grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The projected release date for the film is Fall 2020.