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Grammy Award Winning Poet J. Ivy Narrates Muhammad Ali’s Story for BET

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BET Networks will premiere a new original BET News special “MUHAMMAD ALI: THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP” that will look at the impactful influence of one of the world’s most iconic athletes through rarely-seen footage and new celebrity interviews. “MUHAMMAD ALI: THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP” premieres on Wednesday, September 23  at 10 PM ET/PT. The film will be narrated from the ring by Chicago’s own poet J. Ivy, most notably known for his work with Kanye West on “The College Dropout” album in which he won a Grammy Award for. J. Ivy’s book “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain.” is available at http://www.j-ivy.com/shop/.



About the film:

This biographical tribute to the former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, this news special will connect his boxing prowess as well as his social media activism to the millennial audience to reveal Ali’s meaning in the world today. The special features exclusive interviews with family, friends and admirers including Muhammad Ali’s daughter and Niece Laila Ali and Shaya Ali, LL Cool J , Common, Ludacris, T.I., Nas, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ray Lewis, Tyrese , Rosie Perez, David Banner, Michael Eric Dyson, Billie Jean King, Walt Frazier, Jim Brown, Ronnie Essett, Sway Calloway, Wood Harris, Jeffrey T. Sammons, Godfrey C. Danchimah, Richard Sherman, J. Ivy and more. Known as “The Greatest” and “The People’s Champion,” Ali remains a global icon. From Creative Control and Executive Producers Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah.

Please watch on Wednesday, September 23  at 10 PM ET/PT on BET. Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms by using hashtag: #BETNews, #ThePeoplesChampBET and following us @BETNews.

Sneak Peak: http://www.bet.com/shows/bet-news-special/ali-the-people-s-champ-sneak-peek.html#player

Source: BET Networks

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