Rhythm + Flow: Season 1 (2019)

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Rhythm + Flow

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From its iconic hosts to the caliber of its competitors, Rhythm+ Flow is full of personality and -- most importantly -- talent, helping it standout in the crowded world of musical competitions.

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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 60

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 9, 2019

The judges begin the hunt as T.I. joins Nipsey Hussle, Cardi B, and Snoop Dogg. Chance takes a look at Anderson Paak's selections.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2019

Cardi joins Fat Joe and Jadakiss at S.O.B's to find inspiration on the street. They are eager to find a rappers eager to rep the East Coast.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2019

T.I. learns about the talent at Killer Mike's SWAG Shop. T.I., Quavo, and Big Boi check out the talent in hip-hop's newest hot spot.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2019

Chance keeps his eye open for ingenuity, presence, and mastery. He joins Lupe Fiasco, Twista, and Royce Da 5'9" in the search for the Midwest's finest.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2019

In Los Angeles, the top 30 artists arrive to work on their freestyle skills in small groups. However, only those who truly stand out from the crowd advance to the next phase of the competition.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2019

Tempers ignite and the judges turn up the heat while 16 hungry emcees trade bars in the rap battle of their lives.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2019

Digging deep, eight lyricists head home to write hit songs with industry heavyweights and shoot videos that capture their visions, stories and cities.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2019

The top six pick a legendary sample and pen a new song. They must perform their hot new hit in under 48 hours or face elimination.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2019

John Legend tells the final five to bring their best for the next challenge. They feature alongside Jhené Aiko, Miguel, Teyana Taylor, Ty Dolla $ign and Tory Lanez.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2019

The remaining contestants craft hits with the best producers in the industry. They debut their songs in a final performance and the judges select a winner.

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Critic Reviews for Rhythm + Flow Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

In questions like these lie the tensions that make Rhythm + Flow irresistible, even as the rap competition recycles American Idol's clichés.

Jun 11, 2020 | Full Review…

That the show is still a load of fun is the exact miracle that hip-hop, like most forms of black American pop before it, was always tooled to accomplish.

Jun 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Rhythm + Flow offers a strong new take on reality television music competitions for even the most jaded viewers.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite the show's seductive glamour and the steady focus on the prize money, it celebrates music and images on the right-minded tip.

Nov 1, 2019 | Full Review…

While the ways in which Rhythm + Flow differentiates itself from its musical competition predecessors are minor, they are enough to render the series so.

Oct 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Netflix may have just found their hidden gem with Rhythm & Flow -- the newest, and maybe most delightful rap reality show ever. It's funny, charming, socially conscious, and surprisingly well-structured.

Jun 11, 2020 | Full Review…

In comparison, shows like X Factor and The Voice have never looked so tired.

Jun 11, 2020 | Full Review…

More than Idol and X-Factor, Rhythm + Flow affirms how sacrificial a life in the music industry is, particularly the precariousness of rap as an outlet for black and brown people.

Jun 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Overall, Rhythm + Flow is an essential watch, offering catchy vibrancy for the hip-hop heads, and incisive representations for everyone.

Jun 11, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Rhythm + Flow is great, zero-calorie reality television.

Jun 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The episodes I watched never tried to make the show for everyone. This is not hip-hop 101, but a competition immersed in a genre that is thriving but hasn't been centered enough in reality TV.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Edgy hip-hop talent competition has cursing, strong lyrics.

Oct 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rhythm + Flow: Season 1

  • Nov 27, 2019
    The level of suckiness was unbearable
  • Nov 14, 2019
    This outshines other reality music talent shows because of raw, underrated hiphop talent and sheer entertainment that the contestants, judges, and the whole production can offer. Despite some debatable elimination processes, the cutthroat challenges were able to produce finalists and a victor that are all deserving of the spotlight. There's no doubt that this show's goal of searching for the next hiphop superstar(s) is a gleaming success.
  • Nov 11, 2019
    How are you going to call a show, "Rhythm & Flow," and hardly any of the rappers can actually flow? I get that there is skill in doing both, but a rap battle is supposed to be freestyle, not a rehearsed performance. Also, what's with these judges? Their picks are horrible, which makes sense since it reflects the quality of music they put out themselves. There are so many great freestyle rappers across the country. This is really insulting to all those people who actually freestyle and would put most of these contestants to shame.
  • Nov 07, 2019
    Awesome show that feels like people are being so much more real than other contest shows.
  • Nov 01, 2019
    Excellent show! Giving a new generation of youngsters an opportunity to reach for the stars!
  • Oct 28, 2019
    I loved the show! Somewhat like American Idol but far more talent. The contestants not only rap, but write their own songs, which is huge. The first few episodes were pretty slow but overall a great show. I hope they do more seasons.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    great entertainment. Judges final decision on winner was correct. All the finalists deserved to be there. I really enjoyed the show. Kia Ora from New Zealand. Congratulates DSMOKE! Cant wait for season 2. Hurry Up! Im already having R&F withdrawals.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    As someone who grew up on musical competitions, this is the first time (in the words of Chance the Rapper) I've come across a contestant that I "really believed in-believed in." Not only was the winner given a (more ethical) non-contractual award, but the show provided amazing resources to the contestants from features on singles by major R&B singers, perform live with a band, make a music video, and also the ability to work with incredible producers. TI, Chance, and Cardi also had a great, engaging dynamic. They also humanized the competition, gave compliments often, and contextualized their constructive criticism. The only reason why I ommit a star is because the designers of the competition put the contestants under unrealistic time pressures that I believe were unfair. Regardless, my favorite contestant won. So 🙃
  • Oct 17, 2019
    Love Love Love What can I say its a great ulternative to the talent shows on primetime tv. Its so raw and cut throat, you can't help but feel the raw emotion in each person.
  • Oct 12, 2019
    Cardi has no place between Chance and Tip . Her sole presence is an insult to the Legends present besides her. In the first episode she's clearly hammered and can't even speak straight...what a shame!! Once you forget her, R+F is not so bad. Yes some decisions of the judges are questionable and biased. But overall, I can't deny the talent and the touching back story of some of the participants in there. We'll see for the rest! Lex

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