James Brown’s Documentary Scheduled To Debut In February On A+E

The date of the legendary James Brown’s documentary’s release has officially been set. “James Brown: Say It Loud,” which was directed by Deborah Riley-Draper, will debut on A&E at 8 p.m. ET/PT on February 19 and 20 over the course of two nights.

The four-part documentary, which is executive produced by Mick Jagger, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Shawn Gee, and others, will use archive footage, never-before-seen interviews, and his highly regarded discography to examine the inventive, significant, and complicated life and legacy of the iconic crooner.

“James Brown: Say It Loud” explores how the Godfather of Soul transformed from a criminal to a cultural icon and force to be reckoned with through his style, moves, and songs that celebrate Black pride and challenge our perceptions of Black manhood.

Viewers will gain extensive understanding of how Brown overcame personal struggles and outside injustices to become one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century during the course of the four hours.

The documentary will also feature performances and interviews with Bootsy Collins, LL Cool J, Chuck D, Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and many others.

The documentary was first supposed to premiere in May 2023, on the day that would have been Brown’s 90th birthday, when it was first announced in February 2022.

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