DJ Grandmaster Flash is up to making history again. As he sits in front of the Avid S6 video console, you see him in his associate producer role of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Netflix series called The Get Down. The series will tell the story of the New York music scene in the 1970s and the birth of hip-hop, disco, and punk.
It makes perfect sense to have the father of hip-hop included in this project. Not only is Flash a producer, but he is also a key character in the much-anticipated show. The Get Down will depict a crew of rag-tag South Bronx teenagers, who, despite their challenged environment, change the world forever…through music.
Although the highlight of the series is the history of the music scene, most will get a taste of nostalgia with the dance moves and graffiti art. Through this series, viewers will feel connected to the overall culture of that time. While DJ Flash works his magic behind the scenes, he will be portrayed by actor Mamoudou Athie onscreen.
Netflix has announced The Get Down will premiere August 2016. You can learn more about the project here. Grandmaster Flash made transformational music history that started in his Bronx apartment, and he is honored to a part of this project.