A TV Pilot Based on Nas’ Life Is in the Works

Nas TV SeriesMr. Illmatic himself, Nas, is working with BET to bring his story to the network in the form of an hourlong TV series.

Deadline broke the news and reports that the pilot, tentatively titled Street Dreams after Nas’ hit ’96 song, is “set against the backdrop of a turbulent New York City in the early ’90s” and “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.”

Nas will serve as executive producer on the project, while Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, The Night Before, 50/50) will write and direct the pilot. Deals are still being finalized, but Anthony Saleh, Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell are all expected to join Nas and Levine as executive producers.

Street Dreams almost made its way to the small screen as a part of the now non-existent XBox Entertainment Studios back in 2014 and the same team is involved with the show this time around.

Nas has been keeping busy- the rapper and entrepreneur also recently launched a new collection of his clothing like HSTRY, called BLKHSTRY, and he’ll be donating a portion of proceeds to the National Black Child Development Institute.

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