Nas Reportedly Working With Baz Luhrmann On The Get Down

A forthcoming Netflix Series set in ‘70s New York during the birth of hip-hop.

April 25, 2016

According to Fact, movie director Baz Luhrmann sat down for a conversation with Nelson George over the weekend as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The two discussed a series Luhrmann is putting together for Netflix about New York City in the '70s, focusing on a group of teens growing up in the South Bronx. “Nas has been this other huge creative force in the production," Luhrmann told George. "And it’s been playing really, really successfully.”


The director suggested that the series will be narrated in rhyme. "One of the things which I don’t think anyone knows, because it’s not in the trailers—and we’ve been doing this for about a year now—is that one of the characters goes on and we discover that he’s actually a successful rap star in the 1990s, and he narrates it through rhyme, through rap.” "We weren’t sure about it when we began," Luhrmann added. "[But] we couldn’t do without it now. And [Nas has] been fantastic in that regard.”

Jaden Smith is also slated to appear in the series. Watch the trailer above.

Nas Reportedly Working With Baz Luhrmann On The Get Down