Hussle dedicated his time, money, and knowledge to rebuilding the Crenshaw neighborhood.
In the documentary, Jackson, who is from the same area, will travel around to Hussle’s businesses and speaks with the rapper’s associates about Hussle’s efforts in the community. The doc will include real footage of Hussle being active with Crenshaw residents and supporters. The film is set to show video clips dating back to the beginning of his career.
“You wouldn’t understand the metrics of his mind, if you couldn’t understand what he was getting at,” Snoop said of Hussle’s acumen. “I look back at his legacy. He owned that whole corner, man. That corner was the corner [the police] used to throw him out of…That’s the full 360 mind state of a man who you thought was a gangbanger.”
According to Complex, Jackson also interviews David Goss, the owner of the co-working space Vector 90, started with the help of Nip to encourage the creation of further businesses in the neighborhood. “For years, we didn’t have the resources to invest in our own communities,” he said. “We wanted to provide opportunity for people who look like you, who went through the same stuff as you,”
Snoop says Hussle’s message will live on forever. “Sometimes when we’re on this Earth, people don’t understand our value,” Snoop said. “One thing my grandmother told me, she said, ‘When you’re gone, your work is going to speak for you.’ … I believe that man’s work is speaking for him.”