The chemistry between Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio in last year’s The Wolf of Wall Street was palpable, as praised heavily in my review of the film. Apparently, that chemistry extended itself to at least a partnership beyond the camera as Deadline is reporting the two co-stars are developing a TV series with The Abstract himself, Q-Tip. The proposed series will be inspired by the iconic rapper’s life during the ’80s and ’90s during the Native Tongues era with a focus on friendship and how the Afrocentric, conscious style of hip hop influenced the genre and culture from then to even modern times.
Q-Tip has been extremely busy as of late, dropping the long-awaited collaborative project The Dragon and The Abstract with Busta Rhymes, as well as playing the (supposedly) final A Tribe Called Quest shows ever as part of Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour. A TV show influenced by the Native Tongues era is an amazing idea that can introduce the “Golden Era” of hip hop to current fans who may not be aware of it.
As of right now, no cast or crew has been announced for the series, but the three will be pitching the series to all of the networks soon.