Critically acclaimed hip hop artist and actor Mos Def is collaborating with Damon Dash of Roc-A-Fella Records to produce a documentary about pioneering punk outfit, Death. The all-black outfit formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1971 and the film will be directed by Coodie and Chike, who are known for working on videos for Kanye West and Mos Def.
The reunited band is set to appear at Fun Fun Fun Fest in November and is currently on tour. They performed and recorded in the early 70s, predating many of early punk bands, but were mostly lost to history and record collectors until this year. Recent reissues and a profile by the New York Times recently put the band back in the spotlight.