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The Get Down 

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A ragtag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s.
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Justice Smith ...  Ezekiel 'Books' Figuero 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Shameik Moore ...  Shaolin Fantastic 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Herizen F. Guardiola ...  Mylene Cruz 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Skylan Brooks ...  Ra-Ra Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Tremaine Brown Jr. ...  Boo-Boo Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ...  Cadillac 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Jimmy Smits ...  Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Jaden Smith ...  Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Stefanée Martin ...  Yolanda Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Shyrley Rodriguez Shyrley Rodriguez ...  Regina 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Zabryna Guevara ...  Mrs. Cruz 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Daveed Diggs ...  Adult Books 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Pastor Ramon Cruz 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Kevin Corrigan ...  Jackie Moreno 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Judy Marte ...  Wanda 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Lillias White ...  Fat Annie 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Mamoudou Athie ...  Grandmaster Flash 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Brandon J. Dirden ...  Leon 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Eric Bogosian ...  Roy Asheton 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Michel Gill ...  Mr. Gunns 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Jason Genao ...  Napoleon 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Karen Aldridge ...  Adele Kipling 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Tory Devon Smith ...  Little Wolf 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Frank Wood ...  Ed Koch 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Mikey D'Astoli Mikey D'Astoli ...  Crash 6 episodes, 2016-2017
King Feliciano King Feliciano ...  Lopez 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Tremayne Rollins Tremayne Rollins ...  Daze 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Nina Martinez ...  Drugged Out Disco Queen 6 episodes, 2016
Ron Cephas Jones ...  Winston Kipling 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Jeremie Harris ...  Shane Vincent 5 episodes, 2017
Eric D. Hill Jr. ...  DJ Kool Herc 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Noah Le Gros ...  Thor 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Willie Estrada Willie Estrada ...  Willie 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Jordan Mahome ...  Slim 5 episodes, 2016-2017
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The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York City - broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them - except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco -- told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever. Written by Netflix

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Exekiel Figuero's address doesn't exist in reality. 400 Prospect Ave #16G, Bronx, NY 10455 See more »

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Perfect- exceeded my expectations
15 August 2016 | by paddyrossi-681-69534See all my reviews

Perfect, Perfect , Perfect depiction of the start of RAP in the bronx. Having, been younger in those days and leaving in the east coast. People like granmaster Flash, Kool Herc, etc.. They were the people you'd daydream about, without really knowing anything about them (pre-internet). Now, the way, the show goes on, it shows all these persona's as seen through the eyes-of fresh young dudes. Example-the way-Shaolin fantastic is represented-how they focus on his red pumas--and how the kids talk about him "His hands are samurai swords". This is the way, anybody who was there(youngins)-remember that time. Now, some people say It's not gritty (If you want gritty-see Sin HOMBRE), the whole point of rap, was that in was against violence- so, it actuality, this is the memory that will have stayed with the youth, more than the violence-the media loves to OFFICIALLY potray as a BRONX staple. Now, the director is Baz Luhrman, and man, did he potray the music in the most perfect way, the way he could parallelly show some rap group trying to rap, and and the same time a disco pre-queen singining. No, other director could have really showed the music so finely as Baz. If you want nitty -gritty streets-watch the Warriors. If you're genuinely interested in RAP the beginnings, before Gangster rappers. Then run and watch this.


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