The One Mic star is an executive producer on Australian director Baz Luhrmann's new hip-hop series The Get Down, and contributed original rhymes and poems for the show, while he also worked on Erykah Badu's new film The Land and helped curate four songs for the soundtrack.

Nas is just as passionate about moviemaking as he is about music and he is now hoping to expand his resume in Hollywood.

"I'm right on track of what I'm supposed to be doing in my life," he tells The Associated Press. "It's been my dream to work in films. I share a love for films as much as I feel it for music. This is my calling."

The 42-year-old released the soundtrack for The Land under his new label Mass Appeal Records, and is looking to work on more soundtracks in the future.

"It gave us a little idea of what is cut out for us for future projects (sic)," he continues. "We got wings behind our back, so we're just flying with it..."

Nas doesn't have any concrete plans for his screenwriting and directorial debut just yet, but Baz insists his future project will be a success, judging from the rapper's efforts on The Get Down, about a group of talented teens growing up in New York's South Bronx in the 1970s.

"He completely dedicated himself to getting it done," Baz explains. "He wrote rhymes for every act. It's his voice. He is an executive producer, and it's not just a title. He helped me with bringing a lot of creative ideas to the table. He was a go-to guy. I would call him at two in the morning for his opinion. So, he's been great like that."

"His raps are very well-written narratives, and filmmaking is storytelling," he continues. "If Nas would make a film, it would be something to see."