The show goes inside the world of hip hop, featuring the artists Nas, Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze. A press release from Netflix promises the show will enable viewers to experience everything from “the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd.”
The show is directed by Sacha Jenkins, Ben Selkow, Geeta Gandbhir, Steven Caple Jr., Marcus A. Clarke and Gabriel Noble. Its executive producers are Jenkins, Selkow, Peter Bittenbender, Ben Cotner, Zana Lawrence and Lisa Nishimura.
“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,” Jenkins said. “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.”
Jenkins previously directed the Mass Appeal-produced film on the 1992 L.A. riots, Burn, Motherf**cker, Burn, which aired on Showtime.
Here’s a trailer for Rapture: