Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. are the featured artists in Netflix’s new music show: but they’ll be judging others rather than performing themselves. They’re the three judges for ‘Rhythm + Flow’, which is a hip-hop focused talent show commissioned by the video-streaming service.
The series will see the judges auditioning talent in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and Chicago, before a programme of rap battles, music videos and collaborations.
You might be wondering how this kind of format works on a video-streaming service, where the viewing pattern is often more about bingeing episodes rather than watching one a week. For ‘Rhythm + Flow’, Netflix will be dropping the first four audition-focused episodes on 9 October, then the ‘cyphers, rap battles and music videos’ episodes on 16 October, and finally the ‘samples, collaborations and finale’ episodes on 23 October. An interesting three-week schedule for the 10 hour-long episodes of the show. As you might have guessed, it’s all been filmed already, so viewer voting won’t be a part of the main flow.