NEO Studios & TwentyOne14 Media ink factual partnership & set ‘All Hip-Hop’ doc

All Hip-Hop

NEO Studios, the sports-focused prodco behind Amazon’s Take Us Home: Leeds United, has struck a co-pro partnership with Shaq All Star Comedy Jam producer TwentyOne14 Media to develop and co-produce multiple unscripted projects and move into new genres.

The first project to emerge from the partnership is All Hip-Hop (working title), a four-part series directed by Quincy Jones III (Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel, The Art of Organized Noise) that delvesinto the story, legacy and impact of hip-hop news site,

Greg “Grouchy” Watkins and Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur launched the site in 1998 for the then-underserved hip-hop consumer, and since then has become the go-to destination for fans worldwide. From inception to the height of its success, and the trials and tribulations in between, All Hip-Hop will chronicle the evolution of the site and how it both reflected and affected the genre.

“As an early adopter of digital media, I have been an avid fan of since they launched in the late 90’s. They were the CNN of hip-hop, and prior to social media, was the place where the culture, including me, went to discuss and debate hip-hop,” said Jones.

“They were a big part of building the bridge for hip-hop to cross into the digital age. As someone who was hugely informed and inspired by, it’s an honor to document their rich story, which features a who’s who of hip-hop icons. Full circle moment.”

NEO Studios US president Melanie Capacia Johnson revealed that the partnership with Quincy Newell’s TwentyOne14 was part of the company’s expansion “into all areas of culture and entertainment.”

Other titles on NEO Studios’ slate include Factory Of Dreams: Benfica, a four-part docuseries about the Benfica Campus, and Frankie in the Fastlane (working title), which will follow actor Frankie Muniz as he attempts to prove himself as a driver.

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