Questlove's anticipated sophomore documentary focusing on the life of Sly Stone has a home— it's landed at Onyx Collective, which airs on Hulu, Deadline reports. The news was announced at this year’s Sundance Film Festival during Onyx’s Storytellers Showcase.
As previously reported, the Academy Award winner's latest film venture will examine the life and legacy of Sly and the Family Stone, delving into the rise and legacy of the legendary frontman. Sly and the Family Stone saw tremendous critical and commercial success in the 1960s and 1970s with classics like "Stand" and "Dance To The Music." Songs like "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" were groundbreaking records for funk music, and albums like Stand! and There's A Riot Goin' On became landmarks of a generation. The movie will be executive produced by Questlove and Common, among others.
“It goes beyond saying that Sly’s creative legacy is in my DNA— it’s a Black musician’s blueprint,” Questlove previously said in a statement. “To be given the honor to explore his history and legacy is beyond a dream for me.”
Sly's genius isn't the only talent Questlove is set to explore in film. He's also prepping a documentary on producer J. Dilla, based on Dan Charnas' acclaimed book, Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, The Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm, which chronicles the prolific producer's life and unique production style that change rap forever. Questlove will work with Summer of Soul producer Joseph Patel on the doc, who will produce and co-direct with Darby Wheeler.
No release date has been given for either documentary as of yet.