The Get Down

Film

mamoudou athie on 'patti cake$' and what representation means to him

Playing Grandmaster Flash in Baz Lurhman’s 'The Get Down,' and Basterd, the Antichrist in 'Patti Cake$,' Mamoudou Athie is an actor who wants to create conversation on-screen and off.
Hattie Collins
9.1.17
Culture

the many voices of herizen guardiola, star of 'the get down'

The 20-year-old actress and musician, who plays the Bronx Pentecostal Church’s very own disco star Mylene Cruz, is working on her first solo album.
Alice Newell-Hanson
4.12.17
Culture

baz luhrmann and glenn o'brien talk bowie and the bronx over tea

“I always wanted to be on ‘TV Party,’ your original show. Now I feel like I’m on ‘Tea Party’,” Australian director Baz Luhrmann joked with NYC luminary Glenn O’Brien over a cup of tea at the Beatrice Inn earlier this week. Their conversation was the...
i-D Staff
9.16.16
Culture

why the critics are wrong about 'the get down'

There’s nothing wrong with embracing the epicness of the show, its lurid color palette, and its sprawling narrative.
Oliver Lunn
8.24.16
Culture

'the get down' costume designer on making flight suits with jaden smith

As Baz Luhrmann's decadent hip-hop series hits Netflix, we talk to costume designer Jeriana San Juan about styling the musical subcultures of NYC and navigating the sneaker hierarchies of the early 70s.
Hannah Ongley
8.15.16
Culture

your 16 point lowdown on 'the get down,' baz luhrmann’s hip-hop history opus

Everything you need to know about your newest Netflix obsession.
Colin Crummy
8.12.16
Film

7 old school hip-hop documentaries to get you in the mood for ‘the get down’

As Baz Luhrmann’s 70s hip-hop series makes its premiere on Netflix, rediscover what rap’s emergence was really like with these seven YouTube treasures.
Emily Manning
8.12.16
Music

raury and jaden smith share weird kid anthem 'losing your mind'

The soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Netflix series 'The Get Down' adds another feather to its cap with this collaboration.
Ryan White
8.10.16
Culture

'the get down' is your new favorite netflix series

Making something out of nothing and everything, here's what we can learn from Netflix’s most expensive series yet.
Tom Ivin
8.9.16
Culture

watch the trailer for nas and baz luhrmann’s new netflix show

'The Get Down' tracks the birth of hip-hop in 1970s New York.
Wendy Syfret
7.26.16
News

see the dazzling new trailer for baz luhrmann’s 70s south bronx netflix series

It's do or die in Luhrmann's sweltering new project 'The Get Down,' starring Shameik Moore and Jaden Smith.
Hannah Ongley
6.28.16