Nas Teams Up With Xbox For "Street Dreams" TV Show?
Nasir Jones is one of the best rappers alive and very little is known about one of Hip Hops biggest Living Legends. Recently Deadline reported that Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios is developing Street Dreams, a TV series revolving around the early life and career of rapper Nas.
Deadline reports that Street Dreams will come in 30 minute episodes, and is set in the 1990s in Long Island’s Queensbridge housing complex, where Nas grew up. The show commemorates the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s celebrated album Illmatic, and looks at the trials of breaking into the rap industry.
50/50 scriptwriter Jonathan Levine is writing and directing "Street Dreams" and will feature brand new music by Nas himself. While being produced by Electric City Entertainment, which last year released the Ryan Gosling-fronted crime film The Place Beyond The Pines. Microsoft is working to launch "Street Dreams" an Original TV show on Xbox in "early 2014".
Nas, who is 100% involved in the project revealed to Rolling
Stone, "I'm hands-on with everything, so this show is 100 percent
authentic.Even if I don't look cool in it, I just want it to be real
and raw. I didn't see this as a full autobiography at first. But I
have so much that's happened in my life already, there was no room for
fantasy. I wanted it to be entertaining, but everything from my life
seemed to be so strong. It's all reality. There's nothing from my life
I didn't want in there."
I don't know about you but I am looking forward to hearing Street Dreams as the opening song