If anyone from hip-hop can give a history lesson on all things Queens, it’s Nas. The Queens-born rapper is set to direct “Supreme Team”, a three-part documentary on New York crime conglomerate, and will be directing under his legal name, Nasir Jones.
Besides his music, Nas is widely known for his role in “Belly”. Now, he is putting his foot in the door as director. On Nas’ Instagram page, the Queensbridge legend released a two-minute snippet for “Supreme Team,” which will tell the rise and fall of the notorious crime mob during the 1980s crack epidemic in New York City.
Nas will co-direct with Peter J.Scalettar and will also be one of the interviewees in the documentary. The leader of the Supreme Team, Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff, will be speaking on the documentary from prison.
Other notable figures in the documentary will be LL Cool J, Ashanti, reporter Joy Reid, and New York City mayor Eric Adams.
“Supreme Team” will begin streaming on Showtime from July 8.
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While Nas shows the world his work as a director, he demonstrated his narrating skills over the last couple of weeks as well within the series, “Origins of Hip-Hop,” which tells a story about the rise of fame for several rappers.
Iconic hip-hop music brand Mass Appeal produces this series and airs on A&E Network Tuesdays at 10 p.m.
Nas owns Mass Appeal and will narrate every rapper episode. The rappers in the series will include Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule, Grandmaster Flash, Ice-T, Eve, Uncle Luke, and Lil Jon.