Cardi B Is Set To Host A Rap Competition Show On Netflix And We Can’t Handle This Huge News
Cardi B can’t seem to stay out of the headlines. She’s always in the news and I, for one, stan. Sure it may not always be for the best reasons (like her felony charges for a strip club fight or her apparent feud with a group of 10 year old boys) but she keeps things real and she keeps them fun.
For real though, what would our world look like without some Cardi B drama? I don’t want to find out.
And the ‘Press’ rapper seems to be all over the place right now. She’s got her movie ‘Hustlers’ coming out and she’s making appearances at pretty much every single award show. She’s living her best life. And now, she’s trying to help America’s next rap star live theirs.
So it’s true, Cardi B is going to be hosting a rap competition show on Netflix.
Netflix has officially announced a premiere date for Rhythm + Flow, the streamer’s long-awaited hip-hop competition series hosted by Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I.—and it’s coming this October.
Rhythm + Flow was first announced in 2018 as a series that would bring together some of music’s biggest names in order to “find fresh talent and help undiscovered hip-hop artists pursue their dreams.”
According to Deadline, each of the ten, hour-long episodes will follow the judges from Los Angeles to New York to Atlanta to Chicago on their quest to “help undiscovered artists pursue their come up,” and Netflix will roll out each phase of the competition separately over the course of three weeks.
A show like Rhythm + Flow feels like it should be an obvious hit. Reality shows often appeal to wider audiences and are cheaper to produce than scripted series. Netflix has also seen recent success with reality competition shows like glassblowing series Blown Away and an Emmy nomination for the baking show Nailed It.
Unlike most shows on Netflix though, this one won’t be one that you’ll be able to binge watch all 10 episodes in one sitting.
Don’t expect to just blow through the whole season in one sitting, though. According to Netflix, the show, which follows amateur rappers vying for American Idol-style stardom, will be one of the only series on the platform to roll out weekly instead of dropping all at once.
The first four episodes will focus on the auditions, and are set to drop together on October 9. The next three episodes, where the contestants will shoot music videos and rap battle, will air the following week, and the last three, including the finale, will air on the 23rd.
Cardi B has hyped up the show on her Instagram and shared what she’s looking for in America’s next rap star.
“I‘m looking for somebody that when I’m going to my car I’m gonna remember their music, I’m gonna remember their face, I’m gonna remember their personality,” Cardi B said in an Instagram video announcing her role as a judge last November. “We wanna find you, we wanna discover you.”
Fans of the “Money” rapper are totally here for the new show.
And it’s true, Cardi B seems to be on a role. First, she’s in the big new movie alongside Jennifer Lopez and now she’s got her own major TV show coming out on Netflix. Bravo girl, bravo!
Many commented that they couldn’t imagine a more perfect set of judges for this type of show.
Between Cardi B, T.I. and Chance The Rapper, this show is gonna have some serious talent on that judging panel. And with all the sass and drama that Cardi B is known for, it should definitely make for a good entertaining show.
Others noted that it was about damn time that there was a rap competition show.
For years, we’ve had series like American Idol and The Voice that have largely focused on pop and country music.
The genres of hip hop, trap, and rap have all largely been ignored by the mainstream networks. So, it’s refreshing to see that Netflix is taking a huge step forward in producing a show that will feature the rap scene and its unique culture.
Her future as a TV show host though could be in jeopardy depending on how her upcoming trial goes.
Cardi is facing two felony charges for attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. She has also been charged with various misdemeanors (including reckless endangerment) and violations (including harassment)
The alleged incident took place at Angels Strip Club in Queens, New York in August 2018. Two bartenders at the club allege that Cardi B ordered her associates to attack them with bottles and chairs, according to TMZ. Although Cardi B has pled not guilty to the charges, she has an uphill court battle.
You can check out the gag-worthy trailer below:
This trailer has us counting down the days. We didn’t want summer to be over but oh my god can it be October 9th already please?
What do you think? Are you excited for this series? Let us know in the comment section below.