Netflix Announces Hip Hop Documentary Series Rapture Featuring Nas, T.I. & More

Netflix has announcedRapture, an original eight-episode documentary series that dives deep into the world Hip Hop. The series is set to premiere March 30.

Nas, Dave East, Just Blaze, Rapsody, Logic, T.I., G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, and A Boogie wit da Hoodie are among some the names teased inthe show’s first trailer. In an accompanying press release, Netflix said Rapturewill allow audiences to experience the artists lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power moving the crowd.

Netflixs announcement comes just under a week after SHOWTIME unveiled their Hip Hop original Word is Bond, which is set to premiere on February 16. Interestingly, both documentaries are directed by famed Hip Hop filmmaker, Sacha Jenkins.

Other directors listed for Rapture includeBen Selkow, Geeta Gandbhir, Steven Caple Jr., Marcus A. Clarke and Gabriel Noble.

In a press release accompanying the announcement trailer, Jenkins said: Way back, when Hip Hop culture was in its gestational phase, the powerful message therein didnt go much further than the five boroughs New York City. Today, rap music is the heartbeat Mother Earth, and Netflix is the embodiment the eyes from which she sees. It is a great honor for Mass Appeal to work with Netflix to produce our new seriesRapture. Weve been telling Hip Hop stories since 96, and as natives we feel it is our duty to do the movement justice.Raptureis bangin. Straight up.