News 1 February 2017
Author: Trudy Barry

Nas is taking his talents from sound to screen

Author Trudy Barry
1 February 2017

It’s the era of hip hop biopic. Since the success of 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, Hollywood has been firmly on the wave of the rapper-based drama. There’s an upcoming 2Pac flick coming and last year Netflix joined forces with director Baz Luhrmann for the origin of hip hop story – The Get Down.

It would appear that since co-producing The Get Down, Nas has got fully on the visual wave and has now decided to produce his own story for the screen. Nas is now linking with US television giant BET to make the series about his life. This isn’t BET’s first foray into the biopic format either, their recent mini series The New Edition has smashed television records and even had #BobbyBrown trending.

According to Deadline the movie will follow the “Got Yourself a Gun” rapper’s journey “from young man to crack dealer to rapper to adult.”

The film will take place in early 90s New York City and is entitled Street Dreams, after the track of the same name from 1996’s iconic It Was Written album. Jonathan Levine, the guy behind The Wackness, is helming the pilot episode.

No release dates have been confirmed so we’ll just have to keep our ears to the ground for this one.