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Q-Tip Tapped for Upcoming Hip-Hop Drama Series

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Def JamQ-Tip has teamed with Wolf Of Wall Street co-stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, to develop a scripted TV series, which will be produced through DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way.

According to Deadline, the drama project will be based loosely on the Grammy-winning rapper’s experience as a member of A Tribe Called Quest during the Native Tongues era. The series will also illustrate how their Afrocentric music transformed the hip-hop culture in the late 1980s and early 1990s and ultimately influenced today’s music.

Q-Tip, who is longtime friends with DiCaprio, started the group in 1985 when he and his friends Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife Dawg and Jarobi White were in high school.

While there is no writer attached, the untitled series is expected to be shopped to networks in coming days.

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