Xbox Entertainment producing show based on rapper Nas

Street Dreams tells the hip-hop star's life story

Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios arm is producing a TV show based on the life of rapper Nas.

Deadline reports that the show, titled Street Dreams, will be a 'half-hour series project' loosely based on the Def Jam star's life.


The show will be written and directed by Jonathan Levine, who previously directed movies such as The Wackness, 50/50, Warm Bodies and All The Boys Love Mandy Lane.

According to Deadline, it will be set during the '90s in Long Island's Queensbridge housing complex where Nas grew up. It will "take a look at music, family and the trials and tribulations of the rap game."

Xbox Entertainment Studios is part of Microsoft's plan to release original television content on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Last December, Microsoft's president of entertainment and digital Nancy Tellem announced that the company will launch its first batch of Xbox exclusive TV content in early 2014.

One of the series featured in the first wave of content is likely to be the previously announced Halo television series, produced by Steven Spielberg.

In October, Microsoft also confirmed it had greenlit a street soccer show. The eight-episode reality series, called Every Street United, will air during the build-up to the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro and aims to find the world's greatest undiscovered street soccer players.