November 14, 2018
Spurred by the ongoing success of singing reality TV series, “The Voice,” and “American Idol” reboot, Netflix is entering the genre with a multi-city, 10-episode hip-hop competition series launching in 2019.
“Rhythm + Flow” features Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. as hosts searching for the next breakout star. The series is co-produced by John Legend.
The celebs will serve as the main judges for the competition, joining additional artists and industry VIPs to be announced.
Auditions begin this fall, including in the judges’ hometowns of Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. In each audition city, established rappers who hail from that city will serve as guest judges to help seek out the best unsigned hip-hop artists.