BET Developing Drama About Nas

BET recently got tremendous ratings for its miniseries about the ’80s boy band New Edition. And now they’re getting ready to tell the story of another iconic musician: Nasir Jones. Deadline reports that the network is developing Street Dreams, an hour-long series named after a 1996 Nas single, about the rapper’s life, from humble beginnings to stardom.

It’s pretty interesting that this appears to be a full-on TV show rather than a miniseries, but then Nas has certainly had a long and eventful career. The rapper himself will serve as an executive producer. The show’s creator is Jonathan Levine, who also created the TV show Rush and who directed the terrible ’90s-rap-besotted indie film The Wackness.

Hopefully, we’ll get a whole episode on the tiger in the “Hate Me Now” video.