King Of Harlem: The Eric Von Zip Story
Born in Central Harlem on 118th Street between 8th Avenue and Saint Nick, Eric Von Zip rose from the annals of Harlem’s underworld to become an international powerbroker and dealmaker who managed Mike Tyson, mentored the Notorious B.I.G., worked with Bad Boy Entertainment and Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, executive produced the platinum soundtracks “Exit Wounds” and “Romeo Must Die,” and operated the world famous Harlem Lounge and Nightclub “Zipcode.”
Eric Von Zip’s business associates and acquaintances included, but were not limited to Don King, Joe Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Barry Hankerson, Mustafa Farrakhan, Voletta Wallace, Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Zab Judah, Fat Joe, DJ Kay Slay, and others.
Legendary in his own right, Eric Von Zip made his transition with Harlem standing in reverence, with hundreds of cars, thousands of well-wishers, and a horse and carriage led procession that was followed by an entourage of Rolls Royce’s, Mercedes Benzes, Limousines, and other exotic cars.
At the time of passing, Von Zip had multiple real estate properties, a mansion, and nearly 40 luxury and classic cars tucked in his driveway and adjacent lot. Puff Daddy himself paid respect at the wake and shared a candid story of him and Zip outdoing each other with matching convertible Rolls Royce Corniche’s at the height of Bad Boy’s success in the late 1990’s. While there were many falsely reported rumors and gossip reported after his demise, King of Harlem: The Eric Von Zip Story, is an inside look at one of New York City’s King of Kings, as told by Von Zip’s closest family, friends, and acquaintances, bringing to life the monolithic and indomitable Power Hustler, self-made millionaire, and iconic underworld figure Eric Von Zip.
This documentary will also dispel the myth that Zip was involved in the murder of Tupac Shakur, as well as document him embracing Islam as a devout Muslim.
The Eric Von Zip story is a raw and behind the scenes documentary that will be told in 3 episodes and premiered in exclusive partnership with Netflix and Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service.