If you adored the now sadly cancelled Vinyl which explored the sex,drugs and rock’n’ roll of 1970’s. If you prefer a different type of beats Baz Luhrman‘s The Get Down will take you to the early days of Hip Hop. Ahead of it’s premiere on Netflix next month we have a trailer, the last days of disco, the first steps of Hip Hop in New York.
With a little courage you can be something and musically and artistically many young people had the hunger to be different. After few decades we have musical revolutions and 1970’s was one of those decades, it’s been an integral part of Australian director’s Luhrman’s life too. This series is perfect fit for him, with the energy, heart, rhythm and if your fans of Hip Hop it looks like your in for one hell of a treat!
From Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators including four-time Oscar® winner and fellow executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis; and expert collaborators, including hip-hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.
The cast of the The Get Down includes Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz).
You can ‘Get Down’ with The Get Down when the show premiere’s on Netflix UK&Ireland from 12th August.