Hip Hop artist & entrepreneur Willie the Kid has joined on as a producer for I Too Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled. This documentary, slated to be released in 2020 through PBS’ American Masters Series, is 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.
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.”