Netflix’s “Rhythm + Flow” will give up-and-coming emcees one shot to lose themselves in the music, the moment. They’ll need to own it, and better never let it go.
Before we get sued by Eminem and “8 Mile” producers, here’s the streaming series’ official synopsis:
Global superstars Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Tip “T.I.” Harris search for the next hip hop sensation in “Rhythm + Flow,” Netflix’s first music competition show. The series brings together industry legends across a multi-city search in hip hop epicenters Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and Chicago, to find raw talent and help undiscovered artists pursue their come up.
Yes, it’s another music competition, but as guest judge Snoop Dogg says in the trailer: “This ain’t ‘The Voice,’ motherf—er.”
Additional guest talent will include Quavo, Fat Joe, Anderson .Paak, Royce da 5’9,” Nipsey Hussle, Big Boi, Killer Mike, Twista, Lupe Fiasco, Jadakiss, Ebro, Miguel, Teyana Taylor, Jhené Aiko, Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Khaled, Smack, King Los, Sounwave, Hit-Boy, London on da Track, Tay Keith, Denaro Love, Off-the-Wall, Kal Banx, G-Dav, John Legend, DJ Hed, DJ Oreo, DJ Scratch, DJ Holiday, Charm La’Donna, and Adam Blackstone.
Watch the trailer above.
“Rhythm + Flow” will roll out its 10 hour-long episodes a bit differently than typical Netflix series do.
The show’s four audition episodes will debut on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The following Wednesday, its three “Cyphers, Rap Battles & Music Videos” episodes get uploaded. Finally, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, Episodes 8-10 — the “Samples, Collaborations & Finale” episodes — will be made available for subscribers.
“Rhythm + Flow” hails from Gaspin Media, Jesse Collins Entertainment, and Get Lifted Film Co. Executive producers are Jeff Gaspin for Gaspin Media; Jesse Collins for Jesse Collins Entertainment; Nikki Boella, John Legend, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius for Get Lifted Film Co.; Jeff Pollack; Cardi B; Chance the Rapper; and Tip “T.I.” Harris.