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Nas is getting ready to bring his story to the small screen!
His journey will be shown on BET through a television pilot titled Street Dreams.
According to Deadline:
Set against the backdrop of a turbulent New York City in the early ’90s, Street Dreams, named after Nas’ breakout 1996 hit song, was originally set at the now-defunct XBox Entertainment Studios as a half-hour comedy two years ago. Described as a show about music, family and the trials and tribulations of the rap game, it tracks the ascent of Nas, a young man from the Queensbridge projects who will go on to become a famous rapper, as he evolves from young man to crack dealer to rapper to adult.
The show will be an hour long and will be produced by Jonathan Levine who recently created the series Rush. It will also be executive produced by Nas.
I am so humbled by the opportunity BET has given me to share my story with the world. The early ‘90s in Queens, New York: It was the best of times, the worst of times and the realest of times for me and my peoples. From artists like Eric B, B.I.G., Roxanne Shante, to Producers like Large Professor and Premo to places like The Bridge to quarter waters to Jesus pieces, Street Dreams will touch it all. We are looking for me—as in, we are looking to cast a talented actor who can play the 16 year old me. Is that YOU? I need someone who has what it takes to hold my projects down. If so, goto the link in my bio
As you figured, the series gets its name from the 1996 hit single which can be seen below.