Hip hop mogul Jay-Z and breakout star Issa Rae are amongst the 2018 Peabody award receipients for their work in television.
Jay-Z documentary Time: The Kalief Browder Story, received a Peabody Award on Thursday (Apr. 19), beating out 60 hopefuls.
“The 2017 Spike TV feature depicted the life of Kalief Browder, a Bronx teen who was jailed for a crime he didn’t commit. While detained at Rikers Island with no hope of bail or a trial, Browder endured physical and mental abuse in solitary confinement. Two years after he was released, the trauma became too much to bear and he committed suicide. His death sparked protests for the shutdown of Rikers Island.”
In the dramedy world Rae’s Insecure took home the coveted honor in the entertainment category. Insecure is currently filming its third season and has a legion of fans.
In an interview with The Guardian, Rae revealed her goal for the show, stating, “I just wanted to see my friends and I reflected on television, in the same way that white people are allowed, and which nobody questions.”