by James Hill
October 7, 2016
Maybe being married to Bey is starting to rub off, because it looks like Jay Z is starting to get in formation with his latest mogul move.
Variety reports that Jay is not only being brought on to produce the long-gestating Richard Pryor bio pic — starring Mike Epps and directed by Lee Daniels (“Empire”) — but he is “Time: The Kalief Browder Story” as a six-part docu-series for Spike TV.
Not sure who Browder is? Not as well known as Mike Brown, Sandra Bland or Trayvon Martin — his story is no less important and just as heartbreaking. The Bronx teenager was arrested at the age of 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack and thrown in Riker’s Island for three years without a conviction simply because he couldn’t afford the $3500 bail. And after months in solitary confinement while serving time without a trial, Browder committed suicide by hanging himself. He was 22.
And now, thanks to Jay Z, this article won’t be the only place you’ll see his name.
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