Published Sep 25, 2009As we told you a little while ago, all-black Detroit proto-punk outfit Death will be getting immortalized in the form of a documentary sometime next year. The film will follow the band's rediscovery when their long-lost album, ...For the Whole World to See, was reissued earlier this year. Now, it's been revealed that the film will be getting quite the boost from the rap community.
Namely, rapper Mos Def and Roc-A-Fella business mogul Damon Dash have expressed involvement in the project. According to Hip Hop Wired, the hip-hop icons will be producing the film, which will be directed by Kanye music video directors Coodie and Chike.
"It's going to be great," Mos Def said about the documentary, in an interview with Filter Magazine. "These dudes were pre-Sex Pistols, pre-Bad Brains, pre-all that shit, and nobody knows them. I don't understand how the whole world could forget them."
The doc has already started filming but so far no firm release date has been set for the film. However, there is a trailer: