The New Dramatic Series Surrounding Hip-Hop’s Genesis Gets A Full Trailer (Video)

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In early summer, AFH reported on upcoming series The Get Down. Directed by Baz Luhran (The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge), the upcoming episodes are set in the late 1970s Bronx, New York where Hip-Hop was born. Indicative of the Incredible Bongo Band “Apache”-scored trailer, the culture is at the epicenter of The Get Down.

The Netflix series will also deal with sex, drugs, and New York City is one of its rawest climates of crime and unrest.

Here is the official trailer:

The Netflix series stars Shameik Moore (of Dope), Jaden Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Giancarlo Esposito, and veteran TV actor Jimmy Smits.

Following 2015’s success surrounding the film Straight Outta Compton, the play Hamilton, as well as this week’s (January 4) premier of The Breaks, do you anticipate 2016 to be the year that Hip-Hop dominates themes on stage, series, and big screens?

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