(AllHipHop News) The writings of critically acclaimed author Robert “Iceberg Slim” Beck continue to make its way to the mainstream, with the release of a new documentary and a new volume of books.
A variety of rappers are involved in bringing Iceberg Slim’s projects to the forefront in 2013.
Rap star Ice-T and longtime manager Jorge Hinjosa our executive producing a new documentary titled “Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp.”
The pair just inked a deal with Phase 4 Films which has acquired the US and Canadian rights to the documentary, which will be released to theaters in the spring.
“Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp” features a variety of rappers discussing Iceberg’s influence on their careers, including Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, Chris Rock and others.
The news of the film comes as Ronald “Slim” Williams and his brother Brian “Baby” Williams release Iceberg Slim’s novels to bookstores around the country.
The Williams brothers’ company Cash Money Content recently released the”Iceberg Slim Collection #1,” which is the first volume of e-books from Iceberg Slim.
The first three novels from Iceberg Slim have been rereleased: “Pimp: The Story of My Life” (1969), “Trick Baby” (1972), and his third novel, “Long White Con” (1977).
Cash Money Content has the rights to all of Iceberg Slim’s novels, and will release all seven over the next year.
The “Iceberg Slim Collection #1″ is currently on sale for $19.99.