By Amanda Wicks
A new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix show The Get Down is here, and with it comes a new track from Nas.
“I came from the city/ Back in the time/ 1977, it was maximum crime/ The Bronx, we had to rubble with rivals/ On the rubble while buildings around us were crumbled,” he raps, his flow coming fast as he plays off the sound of words like “rubble” and “crumbled.”
The show follows a group of teenagers in the Bronx in the ’70s as a way to track hip-hop’s rise. According to the show’s IMDB page, “Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans.”
In April, Luhrmann discussed Nas’ involvement in the series. He shared a bit about a character who rises to fame in the hip-hop world. Luhrmann revealed how he leaned on Nas to help develop that personality and even some of the raps that make the character stand out. “And so Nas has been this other huge creative force in the production. And it’s been playing really, really successfully,” he said, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The Get Down will be available on Netflix August 12. Watch the new Nas-backed trailer below.