Mon 7 Dec 2015
Although Erykah Badu and Nas have yet to formally collaborate on music together (*sigh*), the pair are joining forces for a different kind of project in the new year. According to Variety, Nas has been tapped to executive produce The Land, an upcoming drama starring Ms. Badu and Michael K. Williams. The Queens MC will also produce the film’s soundtrack.
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“[I’m a] huge fan of my man Steve Caple Jr,” Nas said of the film’s director. “I think he can become the next great filmmaker. [I’m] also, very excited to be working with my former agent and friend Charles King on his first film with his new venture. All great energy around the film, which I believe will yield amazing results.”
Premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in January, The Land “follows four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland to pursue professional skateboarding. When they get caught in the web of a local drug queen-pin, their motley brotherhood is put to the test.”