Nas’ debut album “Illmatic” is coming up on its 20th anniversary and now he is working on a new half-hour series called “Street Dreams” with Xbox Entertainment Studios that is going to be based on the hip hop artists life in the 1990’s.
According to reports, the series is set to take place in Long Island’s Queensbridge housing complex, where Nas grew up.
“As Nas marks the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking debut album Illmatic, a half-hour series project loosely based on his life as a hip hop artist in the 1990s is getting off the ground with a deal at XBox Entertainment Studios. Titled Street Dreams, the project, from Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell’s Electric City Entertainment (The Place Beyond The Pines), is set in the 1990s in Long Island’s Queensbridge housing complex, where Nas grew up, and takes a look at music, family and the trials and tribulations of the rap game.” (Deadline)
Nas will be hands on with the project and is set to help with the writing and music, of course.
Street Dreams is being written/directed by Jonathan Levine, who also grew up in New York, spending his formative years in the 1990s. New York in the 90s was the backdrop for his coming of age feature The Wackness, winner of the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Street Dreams is now being developed, with Nas involved in the writing and music. (Deadline)