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Canadian actor and creator of ‘Rhythm and Flow’, Jesse Collins brought the rap battle to Netflix

The show,Rhythm and Flow” has rappers Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. as judges among other legendary artists that come to collaborate and to help coach the contestants. Legends such as Snoop Dog, Lupe Fiasco, Miguel, London on da Track, Ty Dolla $ign and much more also. 

The three judges go on a search with music icons of their choice to New York, Atlanta and Chicago to find the next undiscovered artist for the chance to win $250,000 with no strings attached. 

The top five contestants of the first season of ‘Rhythm and Flow‘. | Courtesy to Netflix

In each episode, we can see how the contestants prepare, dedicate and push themselves to produce raw, personal and aesthetic content that is true to who they are and they are judged based on production and performance. These challenges involve songwriting, performing, freestyling and more creative outlets that let these artists express themselves.

“Rhythm and Flow” is not just another reality TV competition, it is a form of storytelling. Rap legends like Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G told stories about their lives in this systemic white man’s territory and their message keeps on living in the music industry today and because of it this show is opening doors to people that never thought to see out of it. 

Each contestant comes from different backgrounds and life experiences that bring different heartfelt content never seen before. Throughout the challenges, some contestants even got the opportunity to continue working with legendary producers and continue their career in the music industry after their time on the show. 

“Rhythm and Flow” is now playing on Netflix with 10 episodes filled with uplifting, moving, and sick beats with stories about each participant as they divulge in challenges to continue in the rap battle and level up. Season two is expected to air in 2021.

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