Jay-Z's 'Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' Docu-Series Set To Debut

The six-part program will cover the teenager's death and the polarizing aftermath.

(AllHipHop News) "Since the Kalief doc, they've been at my neck. Y'all can tell 'em Trayvon is comin' next," rapped Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter on the Everything Is Love track "Black Effect." Jay first executive produced the award-winning TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, and the Hip Hop mogul also assisted in the creation of a new miniseries about Trayvon Martin.

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story debuts tonight (July 30) on the Paramount Network and BET. The six-part docu-series covers the controversial 2013 shooting of the 17-year-old at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer. George Zimmerman killing Martin sparked the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Over 100 people were interviewed for Rest In Power. It also features the presentation of court depositions, home videos, surveillance footage from Zimmerman's arrest, and more. Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason directed the documentary.

“We have a chance to take this series and use what the country has learned from Trayvon Martin, both the positive and the negative backlash, to [understand] the Trayvon Martin to Donald Trump syndrome of America," said Furst.

He added, "We were grateful that Jay had the faith in us to hit the ground and investigate this. I think it's a testament to his sophistication as an artist that he understands how these projects work. He's an incredible partner, and we're very grateful to have him onboard."

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story was inspired by Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. The 2017 book was written by the slain teenager's parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.

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