CARDI B, CHANCE THE RAPPER, AND T.I. TO SEARCH FOR THE NEXT HIP-HOP STAR IN NEW NETFLIX COMPETITION SERIES RHYTHM + FLOW
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Hollywood, Calif. - November 13, 2018 -- Global superstars Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. will search for the next breakout hip-hop star in Rhythm + Flow, Netflix’s first music competition show set to debut in 2019.
The series -- produced by John Legend, Jeff Gaspin, Jesse Collins, Nikki Boella, Jeff Pollack, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius -- will bring together the biggest names in music to find fresh talent and help undiscovered hip-hop artists pursue their dreams.
Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. will serve as the three main judges for the competition, joining forces with additional artists and industry VIPs to be announced in the coming weeks.
The multi-city competition will unfold over 10 hour-long episodes beginning in fall 2019.
Auditions will begin this fall across the United States, including 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. Learn more about how to audition at www.RhythmAndFlowAuditions.com.
Production Companies: Jesse Collins Entertainment, Get Lifted Film Co., and Gaspin Media.
Executive Producers: Jesse Collins for Jesse Collins Entertainment; John Legend, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius for Get Lifted Film Co.; Jeff Gaspin for Gaspin Media; Nikki Boella; Jeff Pollack; Cardi B; Chance the Rapper; and T.I.
About Jesse Collins Entertainment
Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins. For over a decade, Collins has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. Collins has produced ground-breaking and award winning television programming including the BET Awards, the Grammy Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Honors, UNCF An Evening of Stars, ABFF Honors and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Collins was an executive producer of the hit TV series, Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart and both the critically-acclaimed mini series The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story that reached nearly 50 million total viewers. He is also the executive producer of the VH1 shows Dear Mama and Hip Hop Squares with Ice Cube.
About Get Lifted Film Co.
Get Lifted Film Co. is a film and television production company based in Los Angeles, with principals John Legend, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius. They executive produced WGN America’s critically acclaimed drama, Underground, and served as executive producers on Pop Network's docu-series Sing it On. They also executive produced HBO Documentary Southern Rites. Most recently they served as executive producers on NBC Live’s Jesus Christ Superstar for which they won a 2018 Emmy Award. They are currently in pre-production on their Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahudin created IFC series Sherman’s Showcase. Additionally they served as executive producers on Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning musical La La Land, and the Obama romance, Southside With You. Get Lifted made an impressionable foray into theatre in 2016 producing the audience-favorite Turn Me Loose, an off-Broadway one-man play about the life of iconic comedian Dick Gregory. In 2017, Get Lifted co-produced Broadway’s August Wilson play Jitney which won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Most recently their documentary United Skates won the 2018 Audience Award at Tribeca Film Festival and will premiere on HBO in 2019.
About Gaspin Media
Gaspin Media is a production company formed by former Chairman of NBC Universal TV, Jeff Gaspin. Gaspin Media produces scripted and unscripted content for Broadcast, Cable, Streaming and digital platforms. Two time emmy nominee for Behind the Music, Gaspin Is currently Executive producer on LA's Finest staring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba for Spectrum's OTT platform and To Tell the Truth which is entering it's fourth season on ABC. Additionally, Gaspin has series in development at Showtime, Amazon, Fox Network and Lifetime. Over the past 5 year Gaspin Media has produced over a dozen series including Fit To Fat for A&E, First Impressions with Dana Carvey for USA and Match Made in Heaven for WETV.
About Jeff Pollack
Jeff Pollack has worked on over forty films, five of which received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. The "Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges went on to win the award. Recently Jeff was a producer on the Emmy-nominated HBO film about Frank Sinatra 'All or Nothing At All'. He was also an associate producer on the film Glen Campbell "I'll Be Me", which featured two Grammy winning songs, including "I'm Not Going to Miss You”, later nominated for a Best Song Oscar. He was a producer on the film “Satan & Adam” which premiered earlier this year at Tribeca Festival and is an executive producer on a new Johnny Cash film to be released in ’19.
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