Following its record-smashing New Edition miniseries, BET has decided to move forward with another music-based biopic.
The network has given the green light to Street Dreams, an hour-long series based on the life of rapper Nas.
Set against the backdrop of a turbulent New York City in the early ’90s, Street Dreams, named after Nas’ breakout 1996 hit song, was originally set at the now-defunct XBox Entertainment Studios as a half-hour comedy two years ago. Described as a show about music, family and the trials and tribulations of the rap game, it tracks the ascent of Nas, a young man from the Queensbridge projects who will go on to become a famous rapper, as he evolves from young man to crack dealer to rapper to adult.
Nas is set to executive produce the project.