In January, Mass Appeal and Netflix announced that they would be launching a new documentary series in late March. Entitled “Rapture,” the eight-episode series follows emerging and legendary hip-hop stars such as Nas, Logic, T.I., 2 Chainz, G-Eazy, Just Blaze, Rapsody, Dave East and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie.
On March 27, Netflix premiered the first trailer for the episode focusing on Oakland, Calif. MC Gerald “G-Eazy” Gillum. The trailer touches on both Eazy’s present as one of rap’s biggest global superstars and his past as an underprivileged young man growing up in the Bay Area. The clip also suggests that G’s installment of “Rapture” will dig into his motivations as a recording artist; namely a profound desire to not return to the hardscrabble circumstances of his youth.
Given that the series offers such candid look into the personal life of one hip-hop’s biggest names, rap aficionados should definitely add the show to their instant watch queues.
All eight episodes of Netflix’s “Rapture” will be released on March 30.