Nas is truly living up to his hip-hop moniker Escobar. Like Pablo, (revered for being a true entrepreneur); the low profile, rap style, slick as Nu Nile MC has his hands in many ventures. Nas a founder of Queensbridge Venture Partners has been investing in many start-ups including Dropbox and Lyft both valuated over 5 Billion dollars. Now Esco is looking to bring his story titled Street Dreams to every household with the help of BET. Here are 5 reasons why Street Dreams biopic will be a success.
1) BET has already proved they can produce a quality biopic
The world is still obsessed when Ronny, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph, & Johnny’s story came to light in the New Edition 3 day TV biopic. It was more of an event, how we all gathered on each day during commercial breaks to tweet about what just happened, most of us discovering the details in their epic saga for the first time. Definitely no complaints here, everything was A1 great story, great acting, and great music.
2) The Get Down on Netflix was lit
Based on the origin of hip-hop, The Get Down was six episodes of dopeness. Nas, an executive producer for The Get Down, was also involved with the creative process. Both NE biopic and The Get Down castoff some of Hollywood’s up and coming stars like Shameik Moore (Dope), Jaden Smith (After Earth), Elijah Kelley (The Wiz Live), Bryshere Gray (Empire), and Caleb Mc Laughlin (Stranger Things) to name a few. The combination of Nas & BET is sure to choose the best ensemble.
3) The 90’s is the golden era of hip-hop
There is no debating when it comes to 90’s hip-hop. It was the best era of rap kids, not saying the 2000’s & the 2010’s aren’t great, but you had Nas, 2Pac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Naughty By Nature, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, WuTang, The Fugees, Redman, and the list goes on and on. Another thing about that time period is that we didn’t have social media. Everything wasn’t on Front Street so there was a little mystique to your favorite artists. There was no TMZ so many of the stories that would be broadcasted nowadays have gone untold. For instance Snoop recently told Noreaga on Drink Champs Podcast, that Nas approached him and 2Pac with about 30 guys from Queens at a festival in NYC during the East Coast West Coast media hyped beef. We’re hoping to get more gems like this to help bring us back to the essence of 90’s hip-hop with Street Dreams.
4) Time Is Illmatic
When Nas premiered his documentary Time Is Illmatic at Tribeca Film Festival I was right there, discovering for the 1st time what actually happened to his childhood friend Ill Will, how comical his brother Jungle is, and the cause of him dropping out of high school. This was all priceless knowledge for us hip-hop historians. The execution was impressive on that documentary, but it left you hungry for more. Hungry for what happened after the Illmatic album dropped. This biopic is going to feed us.
5) Nas Album Done
Last summer when Nas featured on DJ Khaled’s Major Key album, he left us with quotable after quotable (How many times did you hear “Signature fade with the bevel blade”). Esco proved to still be very relevant in the culture and that he can still create trends. With all the hysteria he produced with Nas Album Done it’s only right that he tops it off with a biopic generating more buzz. We’ll keep you updated with more on this project; it’s undeniably a winner.