Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill Working With Q-Tip On Hip-Hop Based TV Series

Posted: January 11, 2014 by ericbernsen in Music, News
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are fresh off the release of the Golden Globe nominated film The Wolf Of Wall Street, a movie detailing the rise and fall of a wealthy stockbroker. However, the two are already on to the next venture and a rather unexpected one to say the least. It has been reported that DiCaprio and Hill are teaming up with Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Q-Tip to develop a scripted TV series based on the rapper’s life experiences during the Native Tongues era. This is certainly an interesting partnership, but if executed correctly it will be great exposure for a time period in hip-hop that does not get enough attention. 

The project does not have an assigned writer yet, but the series is expected to be produced through DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company. Q-Tip and DiCaprio have been friends for quite some time, so it does not seem likely that this concept will result in a clash of personalities. There will be plentiful material to base the script on with Q-Tip being a member of A Tribe Called Quest, a group that had a monumental impact on hip-hop culture and positively influenced the genre with its conscious lyrics. If the stories behind the music of the Native Tongues (De La Soul, Native Tongues) era can be appropriately translated to the screen, this should make for great television.

We will look forward to more details surrounding the project, which has strong potential and would have a dedicated hip-hop fan-base. Click here to read the original story from Deadline.com and let you know what you think of the news!







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