Director | Producer | Artist
One9 is an Emmy-nominated executive producer, director and artist. One9 made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed feature film ‘Nas: Time is Illmatic’ which was selected to premiere as the opening night film in the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and has since toured the film internationally. In 2017, One9 produced a documentary on Race in America with PBS called ‘The Talk’ and co-executive produced and directed the Emmy nominated documentary film ‘L.A Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later’ with the late John Singleton. One9 co-executive produced and directed a 6-part series with Jigsaw Productions/Alex Gibney and QuestLove called Hip Hop: Songs that Shook America for AMC Networks which was nominated for an International Documentary Association award for Best Episodic Series in 2021. One9 is currently executive producing and directing the Nipsey Hussle series with the SpringHill company in 2022.
Each episode of this new documentary series focuses on a groundbreaking song pivotal to the evolution of American music and culture. Artists deconstruct their composition and dissect the socio-economic and cultural conditions that inspired the landmark work and gave voice to a generation.
Twenty-five years removed from the LAPD beating of Rodney King—and the ensuing uprising that set South Central L.A. ablaze L.A. BURNING gives new insights into the racial divisions, the police response and the tumultuous events from untold POVs of those who were at the epicenter of the historical uprising.
NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC delves deep into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, ‘Illmatic’, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. The film peaked at #1 on iTunes and is currently shown on Netflix, Google Play, iTunes and Amazon Prime.