Sanford, Florida – On the DX-perfect EVERYTHING IS LOVE, JAY-Z quipped on the record “Black Effect”: “Since the Kalief doc, they’ve been at my neck / Y’all can tell ’em Trayvon is comin’ next,” making note of political backlash — past and present.
Like a true man of his word, Paramount Network has unveiled the trailer for Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story. The six-part original documentary series will once again be co-directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason and produced by Hov and The Cinemart, who all had a hand in the aforementioned Peabody Award-winning TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.
Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story will include appearances from Trayvon Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Reverend Al Sharpton, Angela Rye, Angela Davis and Carmelo Anthony, Martin family lawyer Donald Crump, among others.
The doc will also go into great depth on the criminal examination into the investigation, trial, and the not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, who shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old on the night of February 26, 2012. On Drake’s new album, Scorpion, JAY-Z also dropped a line about the controversial “neighborhood watch” patrolman via the song “Talk It” when he rapped, “I got your President tweetin’, I won’t even meet with him/Y’all killed X and let Zimmerman live/ Streets is done.”
Watch the official trailer for Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story up above. The series premieres later this month on Monday, July 30 at 10 PM, ET/P on BET.