It’s hard to overstate the significance of Mac Dre, the Oakland-born rapper instrumental to the hyphy movement and the emergence of hip-hop in the early 2000s, before his untimely death in 2004.
Now the rapper, born Andre Louis Hicks, will be the subject of a documentary film produced by none other than GOAT 3-point shooter Steph Curry, as first reported by Billboard.
The Golden State Warriors point guard will produce the film alongside Unanimous Media co-founder Erick Peyton.
Dre grew up in the Vallejo area and recorded dozens of albums, founding the independent record label Thizz Entertainment. Wanda Salvatto, Dre’s mother, wants to cement the legendary reputation of her son. Unanimous Media will partner with her in the making of the film, according to Billboard.
The musician left an oversize impact, inspiring rappers such as Wiz Khalifa, Warren G and Lil Jon before his death in an unsolved shooting in Kansas City, Missouri.
Curry is not only the maker of films—he’s also the subject of them. Another project of Unanimous Media, the documentary film Steph Curry: Underrated, premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April.
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