According to reports, the community has avoided gunfire erupting for an entire year.
In addition city-funded security in the form of lights, cameras and police protection, a coalition called 696 Queensbridge is credited with keeping the peace. The community-based program is comprised of six members who are helping to secure the 96 buildings that make up the Queensbridge Houses, made famous by the hip-hop artist Nas, who rapped about growing up there. (NBC New York)
Recently, Nas talked about gearing up to find his mini-me for an upcoming TV pilot about his rags to riches story.
Earlier this week, details surfaced about Nasty Nas’ life story coming to the small screen.
EXCLUSIVE: BET, coming off ratings records for its New Edition miniseries, has given the green light to another music-infused period scripted project based on the story of a famous performer. The network has ordered a pilot for Street Dreams, an hourlong series from Rush creator Jonathan Levine. It is executive produced by rapper Nas on whose life the project is based. (Deadline)
Recently, Nas named his current Top 5 modern day hip-hop artists.
“J. Cole, Kendrick [Lamar], Drake, [Lil] Wayne, Rick Ross.”