Queen Latifah, Russell Simmons and Bruce Willis Contribute to The Hip-Hop Project
Musician and actress Queen Latifah and Bruce Willis have signed on to executive produce The Hip Hop Project, a film about a young man who inspires a group of New York City teens to use hip-hop as a medium to tell their inspiring life stories. The Hip Hop Project follows Kazi, a once homeless teenager, as he and two of his students, Princess and Cannon, work to create a collaborative album over a four-year period. Russell Simmons, a long-time supporter of the project, partnered with actor Bruce Willis to donate a recording studio for use in the program. Production company THINKFilm recently acquired the worldwide rights to the project and plans to release the film in exclusive engagements in Spring 2007.