Grandmaster Flash Talks Role In Netflix’ ‘The Get Down’

blame it on Meka August 1, 2016

Netflix’ musical drama The Get Down, debuting August 12th, is looking to be one of the streaming platform’s next great original series. Set against the backdrop of the birth of hip hop culture in the 1970s, not only does the show have a new song from Nas but also enlists deejay pioneer Grandmaster Flash as both a character in and associate producer of the show.

Portrayed by Mamoudou Athie, Flash describes his role on the show, revealing that he gave the actor multiple lessons in order to capture his very essence as well. The result is a startlingly resemblance to the Furious Five member/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Watch below.