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“The Get Down’s” Jaden Smith Is Okay With Being An Outsider

Jaden Smith isn’t a stranger to criticism from those in Hollywood and from behind the keyboard. The 18-year-old is all about being himself, no matter what people may…

Why Latinos Can’t Be Left Out Of The Hip-Hop Narrative

At an exclusive Bronx screening of The Get Down in July, hip-hop pioneer DJ Grandmaster Flash commended the Netflix original for getting back to the “ingredients” of the…

Shameik Moore: “[‘Dope’] Was My Introduction, ‘The Get Down’ Is My Solidification”

For most millennials, it’s hard to imagine what a world without cellphones pinned to the hip and social media platforms like Twitter plugging our every move even looked…

Janelle Monae Pays Homage To The Jackson 5 On “Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down).”

Janelle Monae is showing how she gets down with her new track, “Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down).” The singer debuted her new single, which will also be featured on…

Premiere: ‘The Get Down’ Debuts Hip-Hop Inspired Posters

VIBE is proud to unveil a set of custom character posters for the upcoming Netflix series The Get Down. Inspired by Buddy Esquire’s work, these hip-hop influenced…

If It Wasn’t For The Bronx: ‘The Get Down’ Places Importance On The Origin Of Hip-Hop

Circa 1977, The Bronx was a war zone. In the midst of a community characterized by drugs that permeated nightlife, gangs that lurked even in broad daylight and poor…

Jaden Smith And Shameik Moore To Star In Netflix Original ‘The Get Down’

Jaden Smith took a lengthy hiatus from the film industry to star in a number of high fashion campaigns. But he’s returning to a smaller screen in the forthcoming Netflix

A First Look At Baz Luhrmann’s Hip-Hop Netflix Series ‘The Get Down’

The Get Down hasn’t announced a release date beyond “this year,” but a new trailer tells us we’re getting closer to a proper premiere. Set in The Bronx in the 1970s, the…

Jimmy Smits Takes The Lead In Neflix Hip-Hop Series ‘The Get Down’

Emmy winner and Nuyorican Jimmy Smits is sure to bring authenticity to the role of Francisco Cruz aka “Papa Fuerte,” a South Bronx political boss in the new Netflix