The upcoming Netflix series The Get Down, inspired by classic hip-hop designs, from Baz Luhrman and a team of collaborators including four-time legendary Oscar winner and fellow executive producer Grandmaster flash, the show will be a saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form in the late 70’s.
Grandmaster Flash also gives us a quick behind the scenes look into the film. In a minute long featurette, Flash breaks down the process of teaching actors Mamadou Athie and Shamiek Moore how to spiun. “I feel like I’m playing a little part of Hip-Hop history now,” says Athie when he described how it felt to play the lead role of Flash.
Part One of The Get Down, comprising six episodes, will premiere on Friday, August 12th exclusively on Netflix around the world.