Netflix Announces New Hip-Hop Documentary Series 'Rapture'

Deadline reports that a new in-depth documentary series focusing on the daily lives hip-hop stars including Dave East, Nas, Rapsody and more is set to air on Netflix in March.

 Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz, T.I. and Just Blaze will also be featured in the series, which delves into the ins and outs day-to-day life as a rap star. The series will allow fans 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.”

Directed by Sacha Jenkins (Burn, Motherf**cker, Burn) Ben Selkow, Geeta Gandbhir, Steven Caple Jr., Marcus A. Clarke and Gabriel Noble. the series is eight episodes and produced by Mass Appeal.

“Way back, when hip hop culture was in its gestational phase, the powerful message therein didn’t 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,” Jenkins said the series. “It is a great honor for Mass Appeal to work with Netflix to produce our new series Rapture. We’ve been telling hip hop stories since ’96, and as natives we feel it is our duty to do the movement justice. Rapture is bangin’. Straight up.”

Rapture is set to premiere on March 30 on Netflix.