Earlier this year, Netflix released the trailer for their Baz Lurhmann-created series The Get Down. which will follow a crew of South Bronx teens during the transformative period of New York City in the 1970s.
Nas along with Hip Hop pioneer, Grand Master Flash will help create the new Netflix series. Nas has been a “huge creative force” on the project announced by Lurhmann at the Tribeca Film Festival.
“One of the things, which I don’t think anyone knows because it’s not in the trailers, and we’ve been doing this for about a year now is that one of the characters — I won’t spoiler alert it to you — goes on and we discover that he’s actually a successful rap star in the ‘90s. And he narrates it through rhyme, through rap. And this character, as it turns out, is played onstage in kinda sorta Madison Square Garden.”