Uncle Luke’s ‘Rivals: Boom Squad’ Documentary Nominated for a 2018 Sports Emmy Award
Already an accomplished rapper and hip-hop legend, Uncle Luke can now add Emmy-nominated producer to his resume.
On Friday (March 29), Uncle Luke announced his Viceland documentary, Rivals: Boom Squad, has been nominated for Outstanding Long Sports Documentary at the upcoming 39th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The series follows youth football in Miami and how the kids use the sport to stay out of trouble.
“Not in my wildest dreams would I ever think one of my projects would have been selected for a Sports Emmy Awards nomination. Boom Squad… is the first project I’ve worked on for television in years and getting this nomination, at the start, is amazing.” Uncle Luke said.
Along with news of the Emmy nomination, Uncle Luke also revealed an upcoming project, which is a collaboration with LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment. The new docu-series, Warriors of Liberty City, was recently screened at SXSW and will air on STARZ. “I am excited about creating 'must-see' TV,” the rapper added. “The best is yet to come!"
Uncle Luke's Luke Films company is also in the process of developing a number of television and movie projects, and the hip-hop veteran is working with Marty Bowen on a biopic of his life, which will be released through Lions Gate.
Last year, the Miami native was honored at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards with the lifetime achievement award known as the I Am Hip Hop Icon Award. "Thirty five years in this business, and ain't nobody ever honor me for shit," he told the crowd. The rapper also gave props to a few hip-hop contemporaries in attendance such as DJ Khaled, Rick Ross and Cardi B.
The 2018 Sports Emmy Awards take place on May 8 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederic P. Rose Hall in New York.
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