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‘The Get Down’ Could Be Hip-Hop’s Anti-‘Empire’

‘The Get Down’ Could Be Hip-Hop’s Anti-‘Empire’

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (the man behind big-budget productions like Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge) is tackling a much grittier story for Netflix: the South Bronx origins of hip-hop. The Get Down is no Empire though. Instead of looking at the glamorous world of a high-profile record label, this drama is set in the ’70s, as young artists were first experimenting with the sounds that would go on to change pop culture. Hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash has signed on as a producer.

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