Xbox Entertainment Studios is developing a comedy series based on the life of Nas.
Â After announcingÂ the news ofÂ Nasâ upcoming 20th anniversary issue of his 1994 debut albumÂ Illmatic, Deadline is reporting thatÂ the rapper is in talks with Microsoftâs Xbox Entertainment Studios for a planned half-hour comedy series.
The show will be titled Street Dreams, and be âloosely basedâ on Nasâ life and as an emcee in the Queensbridge projects in the 1990âs. Slated for a half-hour spot, Street DreamsÂ will be written and directed by Jonathan Levin, whoÂ is well known for his 2011 directing of â50/50â starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Levine also took home the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival for "The Wackness".
According toÂ Deadline, Nas will contribute the music and writing to the show while his manager, Anthony Seleh, will be listed as an executive producer alongside Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell, and Jonathan Levine.
Even though Xbox Entertainment Studios hasn't released any content yet, the company is reportedly developing aÂ Halo-based live action television series with Steven Spielberg. They also have their hand in a new reality show about street-soccer that may be airing alongside the upcoming Fifa 2014 World Cup as well.
No word as for when we can expect to see this premiering, but we'll most definitely keep you updated if we hear anything.