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An eight-episode series produced by Mass Appeal about the real world of hip-hop will be hitting Netflix on March 30. The series, titled Rapture, will feature artists Nas, Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz, and Just Blaze.
According to a press release from Netflix, the episodes will follow these artists from "lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd.”
In the new trailer for the series, viewers can hear snippets from some of the artists, including NYC's Nas, who opens by saying, "Hip hop is about being truthful—you tell the real story." According to Deadline, the series is being produced by Sacha Jenkins, Ben Selkow, Geeta Gandbhir, Steven Caple Jr., Marcus A. Clarke, and Gabriel Noble.
"Way back, when hip hop culture was in its gestational phase, the powerful message therein didn’t go much further than the five boroughs of New York City. Today, rap music is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and Netflix is the embodiment of the eyes from which she sees,” Jenkins told Deadline. “It is a great honor for Mass Appeal to work with Netflix to produce our new series Rapture. We’ve been telling hip hop stories since ’96, and as natives we feel it is our duty to do the movement justice. Rapture is bangin’. Straight up.”
Jenkins previously directed another project for Mass Appeal on the 1992 L.A. Riots titled Burn, Motherf**cker, Burn.