Nas Announces New TV Series In The Works

Rappers trying their hands at film and television is nothing new in the entertainment world. Sometimes, this comes in the way of acting roles, and other times, it’s more of a blended behind-the-scenes presence like Fif. That’s where Nas comes in as he’s just begun the development process for a new TV show seeking to celebrate Black resilience and determination.

The series is reportedly going to tell the story of the first-ever black grandmaster in chess Maurice Ashley. Deadline reports are due for an eight-episode first season. But he isn’t working on the show alone, and one of the collaborators he recruited has experience in the space between rap and television. Ashley himself also spoke out about the project. He expressed his thanks for those fighting to make sure his story is told and the importance he feels it conveys.

The producer of 50 Cent’s show “Power” and a few of its spin-offs, Mark Canton, will be collaborating with Nas on this. The rapper appeared quite enthusiastic about the partnership while speaking about it.

He said,

“I’m grateful to be part of bringing Maurice Ashley’s incredible life to the screen. His story is one of greatness, and his perseverance will continue to inspire the next generation of thinkers,”

Nas was revealed as one of the main performers at this year’s Roots Picnic. He’s one of many gifted veterans who will be performing during the festival. Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne are also headliners. Though the roster was fantastic after it was revealed, most of the conversation surrounding the festival focused on Sexy Red’s inclusion in the event, which caused some fans to take offense in spite of her huge breakthrough in 2023.

Well, back to Nas.
He put out two new albums, Magic 2 and Magic 3, last year, thus ending his run of joint ventures with producer Hit-Boy, and many music enthusiasts will be gearing up for his iconic performances.

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