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Netflix readies hip-hop docuseries “Rapture”

Netflix has greenlit an eight-episode series that will delve into the global impact of hip-hop culture. Produced by Mass Appeal, Rapture will feature a diverse array of artists, including Nas and ...
January 28, 2018

Netflix has greenlit an eight-episode series that will delve into the global impact of hip-hop culture.

Produced by Mass Appeal, Rapture will feature a diverse array of artists, including Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze.

Each episode of the series will delve into the artists’ lives, from their relationships with their family and friends, to their experiences in the studio, to the power of being in front of a crowd.

“Way back, when hip hop culture was in its gestational phase, the powerful message therein didn’t go much further than the five boroughs of New York City. Today, rap music is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and Netflix is the embodiment of the eyes from which she sees,” said filmmaker and journalist Sacha Jenkins of Mass Appeal, in a statement. “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.”

Six directors are involved with Rapture: Jenkins, Ben Selkow, Geeta Gandbhir, Steven Caple Jr., Marcus A. Clarke, and Gabriel Noble.

It is executive produced by Peter Bittenbender, Sacha Jenkins, Ben Selkow, Ben Cotner, Zana Lawrence and Lisa Nishimura.

Rapture will launch on Netflix on March 30.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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