A Rap Legend Is Putting His Stamp On Netflix's Upcoming Series The Get Down

The show is out later this year

Netflix's upcoming series The Get Down, set in the Bronx in the late 1970s, will examine hip-hop's earliest days. And a hip-hop legend is now on board to help bring that vision to life.

“One of the great collaborations is that I’ve been working really closely in creating these rhymes, and he’s a producer on the film, with one of the most iconic voices of the ‘90s and that’s Nas," the project's creator and director, Baz Luhrmann, said at a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival, according to Entertainment Weekly. "And so Nas has been this other huge creative force in the production. And it’s been playing really, really successfully."

At first, before Nas was involved, he says he wasn't sure about including the rhymes, which he describes as “somewhere between pure rap, narration, and sort of Greek chorus comment.”

"We couldn’t do without it now," Luhrmann said. "And [Nas has] been fantastic in that regard.”

Unrelated: Nas has a song called "Get Down."

Check out the trailer below. The show is set to be released later this year.