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First Look: Netflix kicks off rap docu-series Rapture with TI

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Netflix‘s hip-hop docu-series, Rapture, will explore the lives of various artists both new and old.

Netflix’s new hip-hop documentary series, Rapture, will take viewers into the lives of popular artists from the latest chart-toppers to the legends who helped pave the way.

The series will show the giants of the music business in their everyday lives. From interactions with family and friends to the bright spotlights of touring.

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. Jenkins previously directed the Mass Appeal-produced film on the 1992 L.A. riots, Burn, Motherf**cker, Burn, which aired on Showtime.

Rapture will feature hip-hop artists such as Nas, Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze. The first season will be comprised of eight episodes. Here is the synopsis of Rapture’s first episode that depicts the life of superstar artist, T.I.:

In the last two decades, T.I. has established himself as one of the heavyweights in the music industry with countless international hits that brought trap music to the forefront. While there have been bumps in the road for the King of the South on his rise to the top, he has come through these experiences a wiser man for it. Netflix and Mass Appeal’s new series, Rapture, spends time with Tip as he shares his perspective on his craft, and introduces his fans to how he has been motivated to use his influence to make a positive change for all.

The trailer for the inaugural episode of Rapture begins with T.I. showing two sides of his persona. Music Star and counselor for troubled/underprivileged youth. He asks the kids he is speaking to a simple question, “What is more valuable than diamonds and gold?” To which he answers himself, “Your mind, your ideas.” A news report is heard mentioning hip-hop star T.I. is headed back to prison. T.I. is shown being a family man, playing with his kids.

T.I. expresses he didn’t realize how treacherous his neighborhood was. A cluster of news footage shows civil unrest, police brutality, and rioters. The star decided if someone doesn’t speak up our liberty will no longer exist. T.I. sits down and speaks with people from all walks of life as he uses his platform to help his community.

Rapture hits the program queue March 30th.

Watch: Netflix’s Rapture Trailer

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