• Network
  • Format
    Television Docu-Series
  • Credit
    Director / Executive Producer

By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem, is a four-part documentary series that takes audiences on a musical journey into 1960’s Harlem by introducing the artists and activists who dared to use their music and voices to take a stand against oppression.  Inspired by the MGM+ TV series Godfather of Harlem, the story follows the years 1960-1969 when unprecedented innovation in Black music – including soul, R&B, jazz, Latin and proto-rap – reached new heights, reflecting and propelling the era’s seismic changes, sending a message heard around the world that impacted generations to come. Executive produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Keith McQuirter and Swizz Beatz.  Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in Documentary.