Xbox One is getting a biographical show about Nas, of course

Naturally -- between a Halo project involving Steven Spielberg, a documentary on the terrible E.T. video game for Atari 2600 and a series on street soccer -- the next project from Xbox Entertainment Studios is a show based on hip-hop artist Nas' youth. Deadline reports that "a half-hour series project loosely based on his life as a hip-hop artist in the 1990s" is on the way, titled "Street Dreams." Presumably it heavily features him having dreams of being a gangster, drinking Moet and holding Tecs, making sure the cash came correct? Kind of!

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My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante2813d ago

I don't really want a Xbox One anymore now...

TheForwardUnto2813d ago

And nobody wants you........

abzdine2813d ago

it'll probably land on YouTube soon after release anyway just like Halo and others

XiSasukeUchiha2813d ago

I don't know why they would do this?

TheForwardUnto2813d ago

Because they want to. Nobody is forcing you to watch it.

KingDadXVI2813d ago

I could really care less as I have never even heard of the guy (I am more of a metal fan myself) but I am sure that there are lots of other people who do like him and will want to watch this. MS is shooting for lots of diversity from their entertainment studio.

Not everything that is on a console has to be of interest to you.

Red2813d ago

Most intelligent comment from someone who isn't a fan of a particular thing I have read in a long while. Thank You.

mhunterjr2813d ago

i'm a bigger Jay-z fan, but i'll admit, while jay is falling off... Nas has still got it!

maniacmayhem2813d ago

Really? Jay-Z is at least consistent where as Nas hasn't made anything as remarkable as his first album.

mhunterjr2813d ago (Edited 2813d ago )


Like I said. I'm a bigger jay-z fan. 1) because despite his subject matter differing from my personal experiences, he somehow manages to make his story resonate with me. I don't feel that when I listen to Nas. 2) I feel like jay-z is , overall, more entertaining.

Now when you talk about consistency . I'm not sure what you are speaking to. Sure jay-z is more consistent at making hits, but In terms of raw lyricism, Nas has been far more consistent than Jay-z in recent years. That's what I'm talking about when I say Jay is falling off. Maybe you just haven't heard his more recent verses, but Nas is still a lyrical monster. Listen to his remix to J. Coles "let Nas down" . Damn near brought a tear to my eye.

Nas is a horrible song writer though... Great rapper, horrible song writer. And he's not really good at picking beats. I think that's why you don't here anything as 'remarkable' as his first album.

MajorMayhem702813d ago

Illmatic and Stillmatic are definite classics. Nas doesn't hold the weight that he used to in the hip hop community, but he'll always be an icon to the culture.

mhunterjr2813d ago (Edited 2813d ago )


i gotta disagree. Nas hold plenty of weight in the hiphop community. Maybe not as much in this modern day hip-Pop community, but when it comes to hip hop, he still holds plently of clout.

Redrum0592813d ago (Edited 2813d ago )

Jayz sucks and has gone mainstream. Nas on the other hand has always been willing to step into subject matters that most rappers won't dare touch. Nas has my respect , now jay-z or jay-hova -__-
Is now no different then any other rapper that sticks to pure materialism... Mainstream media puppet punk

SageShinigami2813d ago

@manicmayhem: Consistent with what? I wouldn't put Magna Carta Holy Grail up against Life is Good.

Nas' output is generally only bad...when compared to earlier output.

maniacmayhem2812d ago

Jay-Z has had way more hit albums and way better songs than Nas. This is what I mean by consistent.

Nas hasn't had a good album or song since Illmatic. And Nas has tried many times to go mainstream and cross over with no success.

And I personally think Jay is a better lyricist thank Nas. Nas is great at telling stories but Jay-Z is better at delivery and presentation.

"you made it a hot line, I made it a hot song"

mhunterjr2812d ago (Edited 2812d ago )


Real hiphop heads don't judge a rapper/album on sales and radio play. That's a very hip-pop mentality, and completely undermines all the talent on the independent and underground scene, and gives to much credit to garbage like 2 chains or lil Wayne.

You just listed the reasons jay-z is my favorite rapper. He IS more entertaining than Nas. He IS a better songwriter than Nas. He IS better at presentation. THAT'S why he has more sales and spins. He has a lot more talent at packaging his material in a way that people find fun to listen to, even if they aren't true rap fans. That's why the "hot line/ hot song" bar rigs true. He'll tell you himself he "took pop across the road, let em walk through the hood". Nas on the other hand has made no attempts to broaden his audience.

But lyrically, Nas is on a level that Jay-z hasn't been on consistently since "the life and times of S. carter Vol 3." When it comes to lyrics, Nas is just as potent as he was when he dropped illmatic. And he has had several good albums since, they just didn't have any legitamate radio singles, which puts a damper on sales. You can't tell me 'life is good" "hip hop is dead" or "untitled" aren't good albums.

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BlackTar1872813d ago

Nas is dope.

My Favorite rapper alive right now is Tech N9ne

iceman062813d ago

Tech is dope too. IMO, underrated and under appreciated, but really unique...which is what the game needs at this point. NAS, on the other hand, is classic.

Majin-vegeta2813d ago (Edited 2813d ago )

Lol nope Bone thugs still slap this guy around. s

OT: Ehh thats nice i guess

Infernostew2813d ago

P.O.S and Doomtree are killer. You should check them out.

TheGreatAndPowerful2813d ago (Edited 2813d ago )

No that honor goes to Jeru The Damaja

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Ziriux2813d ago

I see you guys trying to make it hot in here :p and you know exactly what I mean by that.

I love NAS music, not sure how a biography about NAS will do on Xbox One since i'm sure BET did it.

Hicken2813d ago

Nas. Nasir. Google him. Considerably better than most rappers in the past decade. Which is one of the reasons you won't hear him on the radio.

This is extremely random. Frankly, I feel like I should be a little offended by that "dreams of being a gangster, drinking Moet and holding Tecs, making sure the cash came correct" business. Prevents me from reading further, though I admit I'm a little interested in what the series could reveal.

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mhunterjr2813d ago (Edited 2813d ago )

Hey look, I'm agreeing with you!! I really didn't like the way the author crapped on his catalogue... he's much deeper than that.I know it's one of his line, but without the context, it sounds gratuitous.

PS, it's been about 2 decades since his first album dropped!

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32813d ago

I'm not really offended but I would think the song this girl is referring too would've been the one that was quoted...

JsonHenry2813d ago

I looked him up, listened to some of music, read some of the recent stuff on him.

Not my style of music but I didn't immediately turn it off either so I can see where you say he is better than other because I normally here 2 seconds then turn it off.

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