In the arsenal of Black culture are movies many within the community can pull from as classic unified entertainment. One of those films is the 1999 release of “The Best Man.” The movie is mainly centered around the long-lasting friendship of four chosen brothers and the nuanced complexity and beauty between them.
As standard with most feature films, a soundtrack and title track communicate the movie’s themes through music. R&B artists Ginuwine, R.L., Tyrese, and Case came together to produce the song “The Best Man I Can Be.” In it, they sing about the support of having brothers, whether by choice or blood.
The Coogler Brothers — Ryan, Noah, and Keenan — bring all these concepts together as they make their mark on the industry.
Many are pretty familiar with the work of Ryan Coogler. He debuted in 2013 with his first feature-length film, “Fruitvale Station.” He would go on to write and co-create Marvel’s hit films “Black Panther” and the sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Ryan also received producing credit for “Judas and The Black Messiah” and “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” This creative work would land him four Black Reel Awards, four NAACP Image Awards, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
AfroTech previously reported that Ryan had earned an estimated net worth of $25 million, which could expand as he continues forward in his career.
And although Ryan credits his wife, Zinzi Evans, for much of his success, he has paid it forward and been instrumental in the careers of his younger brothers.
Ryan is a part of the brains behind the highly anticipated third installment of the “Creed” series, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors. However, the Coogler Brothers all played a part in “Creed III,” making this movie moment a family affair.