Fans of hip hop were happy when it was announced rap legends such as Jay Z and Nas were apart of the Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album project.
Apple Music through Ebro Darden was able to speak with Filmmaker Ryan Coogler, producer Hit-Boy and Nas to touch on the soundtrack and the film about the Black Panthers head Fred Hampton.
We learn through the interview what it took to create the film by getting it factual with Hampton’s family which included Akua Njeri and her son Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.. Coogler described what it was like meeting the late revolutionary’s widow and son about making Judas and The Black Messiah.
“Having a chance to speak with these folks makes you realize something,” Coogler said. “What you call history, it wasn’t really that long ago. These people who these crimes were committed against are still around. If it wasn’t for the assassination, it’s very reasonable to say that Chairman Fred, Sr. would still be with us.”
Check out the interview below.
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