By Citlali Sanchez ’21
Rhythm + Flow is a popular Netflix original show that is very entertaining, has really amazing presenters, and talented participants.
The show is presented by Cardi B., Chance the Rapper, and T.I. They are all judges along with other special guest. Some artists featured are Snoop Dog, Miguel, Ty Dolla $ign, London On Da Track, and many more. These artists help the three judges by giving the participants tips on what they can fix, just giving them feedback over all.
The first episode starts off in Los Angeles. After that, auditions are in New York. Then in Atlanta, and finally ending in Chicago. Before the participants come to the stage, there is a clip about them speaking about their personal life, including special moments from their lives. Many participants faced hardships like living through poverty or losing a member of their family.
This competition is only based on rapping, that means that when people audition, they cannot sing. The person steps into the stage facing the judges and give a little background information. Most of the time, this may be their name, where they are from, and anything else they want to add on.
The DJ then starts the beat, they rap for a good minute then stop. Everything is really quick and easy. The judges give them some tips and let them know if they made it to Los Angeles. That is where the next round takes place.
The real competition starts, after all the tryouts, Things can get intense. The competitors have rap battles. I believe this helps the judges see how good they do under pressure. They have to think on the spot and improvise. One of my favorite episodes was when the artists got in a group and had to work together. It was five people per group. Some groups failed miserably, others did amazing, and I loved how everyone worked together.
Flawless Real Talk is so smooth with his rap and his lyrics are very powerful. Londynn B. is so sassy and she brings a lot of energy to the stage. I believe D Smoke won because of his poetic lyrics. He does not say nonsense, he talks about his life and how things have been in the world.
Although some people may say that the judges leaned more towards male rappers or that they were not diverse, I disagree. The judges since the beginning picked a good mix of males and females. At the end of the competition, the men out chose most females. There were also many people with different backgrounds and sexualities, so I do not see how the judges could have excluded people.
- Netflix Original
- Can be inappropriate for kids under the age age of 13
- Episodes usually one hour long
- Only one season is out
- Came out on Oct. 9