A compelling documentary, “The Honorable: Shyne,” is set to enter production, shedding light on the extraordinary life of the controversial artist Shyne. This project is a collaboration between Black-led affiliates of Disney and ESPN, Andscape, and ColorCreative.
Shyne’s life story is an incredible odyssey that has seen him transform from a recording artist to an inmate and, ultimately, to the Leader of the Opposition in the Belize House of Representatives, as well as the head of the Belize United Democratic Party.
Now, this remarkable journey is being adapted into a feature film directed by Marcus A. Clarke, known for his work on projects like “Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali” and Future’s documentary, “The WIZRD.”
According to Billboard, the executive producers driving this project include DJ Khaled, Ameer Collier, Carolina Groppa, Raina Kelley, James Shani, and Talitha Watkins. Watkins expresses her belief that the film will paint a comprehensive portrait of Shyne, highlighting his resilience in overcoming substantial challenges and his transformative impact on the community.
Shyne, too, has shared his thoughts on the documentary and the significance of having his life story brought to the big screen. He reflects on his journey from immigrating to Brooklyn as a child and navigating the concrete jungle of New York.
Hip-hop, he says, played a pivotal role in his life, providing him with a platform to explore his creativity and express his pain and purpose.
He acknowledges that the tough decisions he made have shaped him into the person he is today. His unwavering commitment to building a better future for the people of Belize and humanity as a whole is central to his narrative.
Shyne hopes that by sharing his story with audiences, he can inspire them to discover their inner strength, overcome adversity, and become the best versions of themselves. In turn, he believes this will empower them to make a positive impact on their communities and humanity, much as he has through his contributions in music, faith, and public service.