Legendary hip hop artist Nas will be bringing his musical talent to Steve Caple Jr.’s film The Land. Nas will be producing the soundtrack for the film, and will also serve as an executive producer on the project.
The Land follows four teenage boys who pursue professional skateboarding as a way escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, only to get caught up with a local drug queen-pin.
Nas stated, “Huge fan of my man Steve Caple Jr. I think he can become the next great filmmaker. “Also, very excited to be working with my former agent and friend Charles King on his first film with his new venture. All great energy around the film which I believe will yield amazing results.”
The film stars Grammy nominated singer Erykah Badu, as well as Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Michael K. Williams, Kim Coates, Machine Gun Kelly, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Ezri Walker.
Nas is no stranger on movie soundtracks. He has been featured on the soundtracks of multiple films, including The Departed, Dope, Project X and Creed. He has always professed his love for film.
The Land is set to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.