Disney’s ESPN has released a new sneak peek at the upcoming 30 For 30 documentary, “The Greatest Mixtape Ever,” which will be premiere May 31st at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film will be made available on ESPN+ immediately after its premiere.
In the late 1990s, a burgeoning young New York City DJ, Set Free, had the idea to set some grainy streetball highlights to a soundtrack of emerging rap music. The results culminated in what came to be known as the And1 Mixtape, a series of VHS tapes that forever transformed the game of basketball.
Check out the teaser trailer below:
The film is narrated by Jadakiss and features original interviews with Fat Joe, Funk Master Flex, Iman Shumpert, Isiah Thomas, Kemba Walker, Lou Williams, Rafer Alston and Scoop Jackson, among others.
No Disney+ release date has yet been confirmed, but Disney has slowly been adding 30 For 30 documentaries onto the platform.
Additionally, a companion 30 for 30 Podcast “A Streetball Mixtape,” will also debut on May 31st. Drawing inspiration from hip hop mixtapes, the podcast explores how streetball – and the way it’s played around the United States – has shaped not just the game of basketball, but the country’s culture. In true mixtape form, this podcast is a compilation of stories, styles, and sounds illuminating the essence of the game. 30 for 30 Podcasts can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SiriusXM, Pandora, Stitcher, Amazon Music, the ESPN App and wherever podcasts are available.
Are you looking forward to watching “The Greatest Mixtape Ever”?
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