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XBox Uses Nas to Get Into TV Game

Xbox may soon be getting deeper into TV.

According to Deadline, Xbox Entertainment Studios will stream a new show that is based on the life of hip-hop star Nas. The series will reportedly focus on the artist’s early days as an up-and-coming rapper in New York in the ’90s.

Nas will contribute music and help with the writing, but Street Dreams is being directed by filmmaker Jonathan Levine, the creative force behind the award-winning drama The Wackness. Industry analysts say the move into original streaming programming is helping Xbox become more than just a device for people who like to get mercilessly taunted by foul-mouthed 12-year-olds during friendly games of Call of Duty.

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Nas isn’t the only rapper looking to get his story on the screen. There’s a rumor that Spike Lee is interested in adapting Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 hip-hop concept album Good Kid. M.A.A.D City for a big-budget film.

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