Nas has been hard at work on executive producing the new Netflix 70s hip-hop series “The Get Down”. He was also given a tremendous responsibility for writing all of the shows songs, from all different perspectives in a style that’s not his. But you know one of the GOAT’s made it happen and he details the grind below.

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“I don’t just write Ezekiel’s part … I write for the group. This is an early style. This is the Seventies. These are the tapes that the older guys were playing in my neighborhood, listening to, partying to. This is a different style, this is not what I normally do…I placed pictures around myself of parties like Harlem World, the Roxy, jams out in the Bronx in the park, DJs like Jazzy Jay on the turntables, of course Grandmaster Flash photographs everywhere, the Furious Five photographs around me. I really just went into that world.”

Nasir clears the air with Rolling Stone on the groundbreaking project and he feels that this might just be what this generation needs:

“I was watching a documentary on Chuck Berry a little bit yesterday, and his music is not really my time, but music is timeless at the end of the day…At my concerts, I see kids. I see all ages, but I see kids! And, if I’m their first concert, or one of their first concerts, they have so much more to learn. I’m excited to be a part of Get Down, ’cause this could be just what they need.”

Get ready because on August 12, on Netflix only, The Get Down premieres!!