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BET Set To Release New Miniseries Based On the Life of Nas

If you’re a fan of legendary Queensbridge rapper Nasir Jones a.k.a. Nas, then this one’s for you!

Nas and BET have announced a new miniseries on the legendary rapper’s journey from New York City’s Queensbridge projects to the Billboard charts.

Deadline reports the project is headed by Rush creator Jonathan Levine — with Nas, Anthony Saleh, Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell expected as the executive producers. Aside from penning the script, Levine will also direct the series.

The pilot is tentatively titled Street Dreams, an hour-long series on the life of Nasir Jones, which will cover the music, family and the trials and tribulations the hip-hop legend endured as an aspiring rapper in New York City. – via vibe

An autobiography on the life of Nas is a great idea but we’re not sure BET is the network to pull it off. To keep it 100, BET movies are usually cheesy as hell so we hope they don’t screw this up! We’ll keep you posted on its release date as more details emerge.

Jim Jones Cries Talking About Dipset Breakup & Addresses Cam’Ron Running On Him At Rucker Park

Jim Jones got emotional during his interview with Flex last night while discussing his relationship with Cam’Ron and the origins of Dipset. During one particular moment, Jim cried talking about the blood, sweat and tears he feels he put into Dipset and even mentioned that epic moment at Rucker Park that was caught on camera where Jim got jumped by Junior Mafia members back inthe day. Check it out below …

50 Cent’s Son Marquise Releases His First Rap Song “Different” & Throws Shot At 50: “I Lost My Pops, He Still Alive..” [AUDIO]

50 Cent’s public dysfunctional relationship with his estranged son, Marquise Jackson, just took a musical turn. Marquise just premiered his first rap song and he even took a quick shot at his pops when he rapped, “I lost my pops, he still alive/Save this for a different song, a different time.” Check it out below and let us know what you think….

W.O.D.S. Artist Spotlight: Bronx Rapper Haddy Racks Raps About Fighting for Custody of His Son In “My Little Man”

Bronx’s own Haddy Racks tackles an issue that doesn’t get as much shine as it should and that’s women who use their child/children as pawns to get back at their child’s father. Haddy raps about his personal experience in his fight to be a permanent fixture in his son’s life for his new music video “My Lil’ Man”. He son even co-stars in the video. Check it out below and let us know what you think..

Mini-Series In Production Based On Tupac’s Notorious Enemy “Haitian Jack”

 Director Benny Boom and one of the writers of “Straight Outta Compton” , Alan Wenkus, have teamed up to create a mini-series centered on the life of controversial figure and Tupac’s arch nemesis Jacques “Haitian Jack” Agnant! Check out the details below…

R.I.P. Worldstarhiphop Founder Lee “Q” O’Denat Found Dead At 43yrs Old

The founder of the notorious Worldstarhiphop.com Lee O’Denat better known as “Q” passed away in his sleep on Monday night at the age of 43.According to TMZ, the Jamaica, Queens native had a heart attack which caused his death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time. R.I.P.

Taxstone’s DNA Found On Gun Used to Shoot Troy Ave & Kill His Bodyguard

Things just went from bad to worse for ‘Taxseason’ podcast host Taxstone. Yesterday, we told you how he was arrested for his possible involvement in a shooting at Irving Plaza which left his rival rapper Troy Ave hit in the leg and Troy’s bodyguard dead [click here if you missed it]. Well, police have just confirmed that Taxstone’s DNA was found on the same gun used to shoot Troy Ave which means its a wrap for him being that they will charge him as a felon in possession of a weapon, at the least. Check out the details below…

Chris Brown & Soulja Boy Boxing Match Update (Undercard Events Included)

After agreeing to fight Soulja Boy three rounds in the ring following a minor online comment about his ex on Instagram, the rivalry between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy is continuing to grow days before the bout.

Hip Hop Podcaster Taxstone Arrested In Connection with Troy Ave Shooting At Irving Plaza [VIDEO]

Hip Hop podcaster Taxstone was arrested this morning in connection with that shooting at T.I.’s concert in Irving Plaza that left one man dead and rapper Troy Ave wounded. If you’re unfamiliar with Taxstone, he’s primarily known for his Tax Season podcast as well as his Twitter presence. He’s sort of like the East New York thugged-out version of Charlamagne tha God and his recent interviews with Meek Mill and Beanie Sigel during their feud definitely increased his popularity . It was well known in the streets that the shooting at Irving Plaza had something to do with Taxstone’s beef with Troy Ave but it looks like the cops have finally gathered enough evidence to press charges and prove it! Check out the details below….

Rapper Troy Ave Shot Twice In Brooklyn On His Way To See Family for Christmas

Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave can’t seem to catch a break. He was shot twice at about 4:20 p.m. ET on Christmas Day on East 91st Street and Linden Boulevard while on his way to see family. Troy was driving a red Maserati when he came under fire. One bullet struck his arm while a second bullet grazed his head. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to the rapper’s attorney.

Troy ave is currently free on bail as authorities continue to investigate another fatal shooting he was involved in during T.I.’s concert at Irving Plaza awhile back where he was shot in the leg.

A bullet grazing your head is about as lucky as you can get! Troy is having one helluva year SMH Details are still coming in so we’ll keep you updated as this story develops.