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According to Deadline, Xbox Entertainment Studios is developing a comedy series based on the life of Nas. Titled Street Dreams, the half-hour series will be “loosely based” on Mr. Jones’ come-up as a Queensbridge MC in the ’90s, exploring music, family and the ups and downs of the rap game.

Yep, so far this sounds like it could be a close hit or an epic miss. The good news, however, is that the series is being written and directed by Jonathan Levine, best known for the Method Man-starring 2008 hip-hop drama The Wackness, which was also set in New York City in the early ’90s. Street Dreams will be exclusive to Xbox as they look to launch a bunch of original series later this year, à la Netflix in 2013.

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