|Rhythm + Flow|
|Directed by||Sam Wrench|
Chance the Rapper
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Executive producers||Jeff Gaspin|
|Original release||October 9, 2019|
In the series, hip-hop artists Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. critique and judge unsigned rappers, who are competing to win a US$250,000 prize. In several episodes, the judges are joined by guest judges, who give the competitors additional feedback.
Rhythm + Flow is the first music competition show developed for Netflix. Because Netflix is not subject to the same censorship regulations as normal broadcast television, competitors were not asked to censor profanity in their lyrics.
- Cardi B, an American rapper, songwriter, actress and television personality
- Chance the Rapper, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and activist
- T.I., an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, actor, record executive and entrepreneur
|Flawless Real Talk||Runner-Up|
|Londynn B||Third Place|
|Sam Be Yourself||6th|
|Old Man Saxon||9th|
The first four episodes of Rhythm + Flow were released on October 9, 2019, on Netflix. Three more episodes were released on October 16. The final three were released on October 23. In most Netflix series, all episodes of a season are released at once. Rhythm + Flow uses a more staggered release schedule to approximate the format of a traditional music competition show and build anticipation before the winner is announced.
|Title||Guest judges||Original release date |
|1||1||"Los Angeles Auditions"||Snoop Dogg, Anderson .Paak, Nipsey Hussle||October 9, 2019|
|2||2||"New York Auditions"||Fat Joe, Jadakiss||October 9, 2019|
|3||3||"Atlanta Auditions"||Killer Mike, Quavo, Big Boi||October 9, 2019|
|4||4||"Chicago Auditions"||Twista, Royce da 5'9", Lupe Fiasco||October 9, 2019|
|5||5||"Cyphers"||None||October 16, 2019|
|6||6||"Rap Battles"||Smack||October 16, 2019|
|7||7||"Music Videos"||None||October 16, 2019|
|8||8||"Samples"||DJ Khaled||October 23, 2019|
|9||9||"Collaborations"||Miguel, Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, Tory Lanez, Teyana Taylor||October 23, 2019|
|10||10||"Finale"||Hit-Boy, Tay Keith, London on da Track, Sounwave||October 23, 2019|
|HipHopDX Awards||2019||Best TV Show of the Year||Won|||
|51st NAACP Image Awards||2020||Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition Series or Game Show||Won||[circular reference]|
Rhythm + Flow France
Netflix released a French version of the show in June 2022, named "Nouvelle École" (which translates to New School) in France and was branded "Rhythm + Flow France" in Europe, which consisted of a first season of eight episodes. Judges for this spin-off were Marseille based SCH, Paris based Niska and Bruxelles based Shay. The winner of the first season is Fresh LaPeufra, who won by his strong and efficient rap. The single of Fresh from the final “Chop” had a real success in France, reaching 40 million views on YouTube.
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- "Rhythm + Flow – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
- "HipHopDX's 2019 Hip Hop Awards - The Best Of Rap, Hip Hop and R&B". HipHopDX. 19 December 2019. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
- "51st NAACP Image Awards". Wikipedia. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
- @NetflixFR (Jul 4, 2022). "Fuck off" (Tweet). Retrieved May 25, 2023 – via Twitter.
- "Rhythm + Flow France (TV Series 2022– ) - IMDb". IMDb.