(AllHipHop News) There had been a lot of discussion about Netflix’s new Hip Hop series The Get Down for months. The show has now arrived on the streaming platform.
The first six episodes of the drama are now available for viewing on Netflix. The remaining six episodes of season one are expected to be released at a later date.
The Get Down was created by Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis. The period piece set in 1970’s era Bronx, New York stars Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jimmy Smits, Jaden Smith, and Daveed Diggs.
Rap icon Nasir “Nas” Jones is an executive producer, and he also contributed to the program by writing lyrics for some of the characters. The Queens native has been described as a “huge creative force.”
Hip Hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash served as an associate producer and adviser for The Get Down. Mamoudou Athie plays a younger version of the legendary deejay on the show.
Watch a trailer for The Get Down and clips from the series below.