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Chance the Rapper, Cardi B, and T.I. are hosting Netflix’s first hip-hop competition

Personally, I believe everything is a little better with some hip-hop in it.

I prefer Wildn’ Out over SNL, Hip-Hop Squares over Celebrity Game Night, and Love and Hip-Hop over Big Brother.

So when Netflix announced on Tuesday that Cardi B, T.I., and Chance the Rapper will serve as judges on the service’s upcoming music competition show, Rhythm + Flow, needless to say, I was overjoyed.

The three rap stars will make up a panel that will have the responsibility of assisting underground hip-hop artists to pursue their dreams, according to a press release from Netflix.

The new show will have ten one-hour episodes set to premiere in Fall of 2019 on their streaming platform. Auditions to be on the series will be held in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York; you can apply to appear on the show here.

The series is being produced by John Legend and in addition to Cardi, Chance, and T.I; the main judges will be accompanied by “additional artists and industry VIPs.”


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The reality show is on par with the direction Netflix has been going in lately with hits such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and its new culinary competition on deck, The Final Table.

What’s special about this competition is that it’s the first of its kind: it focuses on rap. While before you’ve had rap acts in talent competitions, never has there been a show based on bars — now there is.

Additionally, the fact that the auditions are happening in regions specific to the artists means there’s a lot more invested for both sides making this genius, must-see content.

Chance has long been making moves outside of music and for his city, and this talent show, giving underground talent a national stage, is just another example of that.

The same for T.I and Cardi B; they both have shown a knack for business endeavors outside of music and this look is monumental to opening doors for future hip-hop acts in Hollywood.

You can learn more about how to get on the show at

And you can catch Rhythm + Flow when it debuts in fall 2019!