Nas Is Developing an Autobiographical Series for Xbox

A portrait of the artist as young man, coming soon to your Xbox

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The rapper Nas

Want to know what it’s like to be Nas? A new series may give a glimpse of what life was like for the rapper as a kid in New York in the ’90s.

Deadline reports that Nas is developing a semi-autobiographical series to air over Xbox. The half-hour show, titled Street Dreams, will focus on a young rapper making his way in the ’90s rap scene while living in the Queensbridge housing project, where Nas grew up.

The series pairs the rapper with Jonathan Levine, who also grew up in New York City in the ’90s. Levine’s 2008 film The Wackness was a semi-autobiographical account of his own ’90s childhood.

Levine will write and direct the project, with Nas involved in the writing and the music.

Xbox has been actively buying scripted projects to air over the video game systems — including a comedy series about pro skaters from writer Ian Edelman — but it has yet to launch its first series.

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