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Netflix Announces Hip Hop Docuseries Rapture

Netflix wants to teach you all about the beauty of the beat.

Rapture, an upcoming documentary series exclusive to the streaming service, is looking to explore the world of hip hop through the voices of the creators that live it and love it the most. It's an inside look at one of the world's most raucous art scenes, and you can get the first look at the series' style in the announcement trailer up above.

Produced by New York-based urban culture brand Mass Appeal, the eight-episode series will feature artists that include Nas, Dave East, Rapsody, G-Eazy, T.I., 2 Chainz, Just Blaze, and relative newcomers to mainstream attention Logic and A Boogie wit da Hoodie. The intimate program is set to show small moments in the artists' lives, reveal their thoughts about the art form and their place in it, and demonstrate the grand of daily working on tour or in the studio, working their way toward producing the track that makes the whole world sing.

Directors for the series include Sacha Jenkins, Ben Selkow, Geeta Gandbhir, Steven Caple Jr., Gabriel Noble, and Marcus A. Clarke.

"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," said Jenkins, speaking to Deadline. "Today, rap music is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and Netflix is the embodiment of the eyes from which she sees. "

"Rapture is bangin'," he added. "Straight up."

Jenkins' previous work as a director includes Burn, Motherf***er Burn, a film about the 1992 Los Angeles riots, also a production of Mass Appeal.

The trailer also muses on the ways music of all kinds transcends time and space, with one voice commenting, "We create moments in peoples' lives without even realizing it." That sort of reckoning with the American art form that has become a worldwide phenomenon looks like it's going to be par for the course for this series, so all hip hop heads better show up to represent.

All eight episodes of Rapture are set to come through on Netflix on Friday, March 30.