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The New Zealand Herald
After Armageddon came hip hopinto the 350-capacity club and a street-and-park-jam scene got its first footho
After Armageddon came hip hop
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 days ago
into the 350-capacity club and a street-and-park-jam scene got its first foothold in the music business. Early rap stars Kurtis Blow, Heavy D and Run DMC all went on to their first club shows at Disco Fever. In The Big Payback, a fascinating... Read more
13d
Salon.com
“We don’t do poverty porn”: “The Get Down” creators on recreating New York’s 1970s “party apex”dancing and breakbeats. The consultant list for “The Get Down” reads like a wa
“We don’t do poverty porn”: “The Get Down” creators on recreating New York’s 1970s “party apex”
Salon.com / Posted 13 days ago
dancing and breakbeats. The consultant list for “The Get Down” reads like a wall of plaques in the Hip Hop Hall of Fame: Kurtis Blow, DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Rahiem of the Furious Five, choreographers Jose Xtravaganza and Willie Marine... Read more
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14d
Canberra Times
Eye-popping, completely kooky mashon the scripts; legendary rapper and hip-hop artist Nas provides all the best l
Eye-popping, completely kooky mash
Canberra Times / Posted 14 days ago
on the scripts; legendary rapper and hip-hop artist Nas provides all the best lines (and rhymes); Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow are consulting producers; and a cracking young cast including Justice Smith, Shameik Moore and Jaden Smith bring... Read more
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14d
The Age
Eye-popping, completely kooky mashon the scripts; legendary rapper and hip-hop artist Nas provides all the best l
Eye-popping, completely kooky mash
The Age / Posted 14 days ago
on the scripts; legendary rapper and hip-hop artist Nas provides all the best lines (and rhymes); Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow are consulting producers; and a cracking young cast including Justice Smith, Shameik Moore and Jaden Smith bring... Read more
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14d
Sydney Morning Herald
Eye-popping, completely kooky mashon the scripts; legendary rapper and hip-hop artist Nas provides all the best l
Eye-popping, completely kooky mash
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 14 days ago
on the scripts; legendary rapper and hip-hop artist Nas provides all the best lines (and rhymes); Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow are consulting producers; and a cracking young cast including Justice Smith, Shameik Moore and Jaden Smith bring... Read more
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14d
Daily Herald
Luhrmann explores birth of hip-hop for Netflix's 'Get Down'But the series is also grounded in history and an authenticity owed to collabor
Luhrmann explores birth of hip-hop for Netflix's 'Get Down'
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
But the series is also grounded in history and an authenticity owed to collaborators such as Grandmaster Flash, Nas, Kurtis Blow, DJ Kool Herc, Rahiem (of Furious Five fame) and writer-filmmaker Nelson George, a noted hip-hop expert. "The... Read more
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14d
International Business Times
The Get Down episode 1 shines a spotlight on mischief during beginnings of hip-hop with its characters. But Baz didn't do it alone. With help from hip hop histor
The Get Down episode 1 shines a spotlight on mischief during beginnings of hip-hop
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
with its characters. But Baz didn't do it alone. With help from hip hop historian Nelson George, Grandmaster Flash, Nas, Kurtis Blow, as well as his wife and famed costume designer Catherine Martin - who transports viewers back to a time when... Read more
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15d
The New Zealand Herald
How Baz Luhrmann got caught up in The Get Downseries is also grounded in historical accounts and an authenticity owed to coll
How Baz Luhrmann got caught up in The Get Down
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 days ago
series is also grounded in historical accounts and an authenticity owed to collaborators such as Grandmaster Flash, Nas, Kurtis Blow, DJ Kool Herc, Rahiem (of Furious Five fame) and writer-film-maker Nelson George, a noted hip-hop expert. The... Read more
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15d
Billboard
Will 'The Get Down' Succeed Where 'Vinyl' Failed? A Look at Netflix's New Hip-Hop DramaCruz and Justice Smith as Ezekiel. “These kids grew up in the ’90s, so we real
Will 'The Get Down' Succeed Where 'Vinyl' Failed? A Look at Netflix's New Hip-Hop Drama
Billboard / Posted 15 days ago
Cruz and Justice Smith as Ezekiel. “These kids grew up in the ’90s, so we really had to teach them,” says Luhrmann, 53. “Kurtis [Blow] taught them how to rhyme, Flash showed them how to DJ.” Jaden was inspired to start exploring the... Read more
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17d
The Daily Jeffersonian
Today in Historyof Famer and former NFL player Doug Williams is 61. Actress Melanie Griffith is
Today in History
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 17 days ago
of Famer and former NFL player Doug Williams is 61. Actress Melanie Griffith is 59. Actress Amanda Bearse is 58. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 57. Hockey Hall of Famer Brett Hull is 52. TV host Hoda Kotb is 52. Actor Pat Petersen is 50. Pro and College... Read more
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17d
The Champaign News-Gazette
Area history, Aug. 9, 2016of Famer and former NFL player Doug Williams is 61. Actress Melanie Griffith is
Area history, Aug. 9, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
of Famer and former NFL player Doug Williams is 61. Actress Melanie Griffith is 59. Actress Amanda Bearse is 58. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 57. Hockey Hall of Famer Brett Hull is 52. TV host Hoda Kotb is 52. Actor Pat Petersen is 50. Pro and College... Read more
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18d
Berkshire Eagle
Today in Historyof Famer and former NFL player Doug Williams is 61. Actress Melanie Griffith is
Today in History
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 18 days ago
of Famer and former NFL player Doug Williams is 61. Actress Melanie Griffith is 59. Actress Amanda Bearse is 58. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 57. Hockey Hall of Famer Brett Hull is 52. TV host Hoda Kotb (HOH'-duh KAHT'-bee) is 52. Actor Pat Petersen is... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Baz Luhrmann on his transition from king of cinema to NetflixFlash, one of the earliest scratch DJs, who serves as an associate producer and
Baz Luhrmann on his transition from king of cinema to Netflix
Brisbane Times / Posted 20 days ago
Flash, one of the earliest scratch DJs, who serves as an associate producer and adviser, as well as Rahiem, DJ Kool Herc, Kurtis Blow, the graffiti artists Crash and Daze, and the journalist and hip-hop historian Nelson George. The main... Read more
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21d
WA Today
Baz Luhrmann on his transition from king of cinema to NetflixFlash, one of the earliest scratch DJs, who serves as an associate producer and
Baz Luhrmann on his transition from king of cinema to Netflix
WA Today / Posted 21 days ago
Flash, one of the earliest scratch DJs, who serves as an associate producer and adviser, as well as Rahiem, DJ Kool Herc, Kurtis Blow, the graffiti artists Crash and Daze, and the journalist and hip-hop historian Nelson George. The main... Read more
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21d
Canberra Times
Baz Luhrmann on his transition from king of cinema to NetflixFlash, one of the earliest scratch DJs, who serves as an associate producer and
Baz Luhrmann on his transition from king of cinema to Netflix
Canberra Times / Posted 21 days ago
Flash, one of the earliest scratch DJs, who serves as an associate producer and adviser, as well as Rahiem, DJ Kool Herc, Kurtis Blow, the graffiti artists Crash and Daze, and the journalist and hip-hop historian Nelson George. The main... Read more
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21d
The Age
Baz Luhrmann on his transition from king of cinema to NetflixFlash, one of the earliest scratch DJs, who serves as an associate producer and
Baz Luhrmann on his transition from king of cinema to Netflix
The Age / Posted 21 days ago
Flash, one of the earliest scratch DJs, who serves as an associate producer and adviser, as well as Rahiem, DJ Kool Herc, Kurtis Blow, the graffiti artists Crash and Daze, and the journalist and hip-hop historian Nelson George. The main... Read more
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21d
Sydney Morning Herald
Baz Luhrmann on his transition from king of cinema to NetflixFlash, one of the earliest scratch DJs, who serves as an associate producer and
Baz Luhrmann on his transition from king of cinema to Netflix
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 21 days ago
Flash, one of the earliest scratch DJs, who serves as an associate producer and adviser, as well as Rahiem, DJ Kool Herc, Kurtis Blow, the graffiti artists Crash and Daze, and the journalist and hip-hop historian Nelson George. The main... Read more
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21d
The Columbian
Director examines early hip-hop on Netflixled me down a road where I met (writer) Nelson (George), and I reached out to (
Director examines early hip-hop on Netflix
The Columbian / Posted 21 days ago
led me down a road where I met (writer) Nelson (George), and I reached out to (Grandmaster) Flash and (DJ Cool) Herc, Kurtis Blow, and Crash and Daze, the legendary Lady Pink. What did you add to the organic years of hip-hop? The more I went... Read more
23d
ABC News
Jaden Smith Did 'Big Boot Camp' for 'The Get Down' Rolewas awesome, as far as a bunch of resources in terms of books and movies and st
Jaden Smith Did 'Big Boot Camp' for 'The Get Down' Role
ABC News / Posted 23 days ago
was awesome, as far as a bunch of resources in terms of books and movies and stuff. But then we all had a boot camp with Kurtis Blow and Grandmaster Flash and Lady Pink, where they taught us graffiti and breakdancing, rap and stuff … do the... Read more
23d
Daily Mail
Jaden Smith wears grills to Times Square but removes them for GMAthe world to our characters.' The actors revealed that Luhrmann had arranged a
Jaden Smith wears grills to Times Square but removes them for GMA
Daily Mail / Posted 23 days ago
the world to our characters.' The actors revealed that Luhrmann had arranged a 'boot camp' for them with musical artists Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash and Guy Todd 'Rahiem' Williams, as well as 'first lady of graffiti' Lady Pink. On Monday... Read more
23d
International Business Times
A-List insider: Daisy Ridley deletes Instagram over anti-gun backlash, Kanye and Drake to release joint album and the death of disco, it literally sounded epic." And did he get advice from
A-List insider: Daisy Ridley deletes Instagram over anti-gun backlash, Kanye and Drake to release joint album
International Business Times / Posted 23 days ago
and the death of disco, it literally sounded epic." And did he get advice from his dad Will Smith, who own rap career spans over 30 years? The answer is yes. Will revealed that Jaden would call him from set excited because Kurtis Blow wa... Read more
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24d
International Business Times
The Get Down: Jaden Smith talks Baz Luhrmann's new Netflix birth-of-rap show the proud father he is, the smile on his face says it all when explaining how J
The Get Down: Jaden Smith talks Baz Luhrmann's new Netflix birth-of-rap show
International Business Times / Posted 24 days ago
the proud father he is, the smile on his face says it all when explaining how Jaden would call him from set excited because Kurtis Blow was there. Before he's ushered out the room by his team Will admits to getting a bit of a ribbing from his son... Read more
26d
Billboard
Baz Luhrmann Examines Early Hip-Hop in Netflix Series 'The Get Down'this question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out
Baz Luhrmann Examines Early Hip-Hop in Netflix Series 'The Get Down'
Billboard / Posted 26 days ago
this question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out to (Grandmaster) Flash and (DJ Cool) Herc, Kurtis Blow, and Crash and Daze, the legendary Lady Pink. What did you see that you could add your touch the organic years... Read more
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28d
Herald Sun
Luhrmann talks about his first TV seriesthis question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out
Luhrmann talks about his first TV series
Herald Sun / Posted 28 days ago
this question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out to (Grandmaster) Flash and (DJ Cool) Herc, Kurtis Blow, and Crash and Daze, the legendary Lady Pink. AP: What did you see that you could add your touch the organic... Read more
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28d
News.com.au
Luhrmann talks about his first TV seriesthis question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out
Luhrmann talks about his first TV series
News.com.au / Posted 28 days ago
this question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out to (Grandmaster) Flash and (DJ Cool) Herc, Kurtis Blow, and Crash and Daze, the legendary Lady Pink. AP: What did you see that you could add your touch the organic... Read more
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28d
Perth Now
Luhrmann talks about his first TV seriesthis question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out
Luhrmann talks about his first TV series
Perth Now / Posted 28 days ago
this question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out to (Grandmaster) Flash and (DJ Cool) Herc, Kurtis Blow, and Crash and Daze, the legendary Lady Pink. AP: What did you see that you could add your touch the organic... Read more
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28d
The Courier Mail
Luhrmann talks about his first TV seriesthis question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out
Luhrmann talks about his first TV series
The Courier Mail / Posted 28 days ago
this question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out to (Grandmaster) Flash and (DJ Cool) Herc, Kurtis Blow, and Crash and Daze, the legendary Lady Pink. AP: What did you see that you could add your touch the organic... Read more
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28d
New York Post
Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’ offers dazzling look at hip-hop’s riseSmith, 20, went to an informal “rap class” to get ready for production. “I sat
Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’ offers dazzling look at hip-hop’s rise
New York Post / Posted 28 days ago
Smith, 20, went to an informal “rap class” to get ready for production. “I sat down with [associate producer] Kurtis Blow and he taught me how to move and how to rap in the style of the period,” he says. “I would work on each rap with... Read more
28d
Salon.com
Baz Luhrmann examines early hip-hop in Netflix seriesthis question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out
Baz Luhrmann examines early hip-hop in Netflix series
Salon.com / Posted 28 days ago
this question led me down a road where I met Nelson (George) and I reached out to (Grandmaster) Flash and (DJ Cool) Herc, Kurtis Blow, and Crash and Daze, the legendary Lady Pink. You Might Also Like AP: What did you see that you could add your... Read more
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New York Magazine
To Do: July 27�August 10, 2016and produced — is a must. The tour comes to Coney Island touting a who’s who of
To Do: July 27�August 10, 2016
New York Magazine / Posted 1 months ago
and produced — is a must. The tour comes to Coney Island touting a who’s who of early rap geniuses: Public Enemy, EPMD, Kurtis Blow, the Sugarhill Gang, and more. —Craig Jenkins Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, July 29. Art3. See... Read more

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