Netflix dives into hip-hop culture with “Rupture” documentary

The streaming giant is about to get “truthful” about Hip-hop.

Netflix’s upcoming documentary miniseries Rapture will examine the hip-hop culture. According to the streaming platform, the series will offer an up close and personal look “into the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd.”

Netflix announced Sunday that the eight-part series will debut on March 30 and will feature a list of the genre’s top performers including Nas, Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and more.

Directing and serving as executive producer is Sacha Jenkins who said in a statement, “Way back, when hip-hop culture was in its gestational phase, the powerful message therein didn’t go much further than the five boroughs of New York City. Today, rap music is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and Netflix is the embodiment of the eyes from which she sees. We’ve been telling hip-hop stories since ’96, and as natives, we feel it is our duty to do the movement justice. Rapture is bangin’. Straight up.”