“Rhythm + Flow”
On October 9th, Netflix released a reality talent show called “Rhythm + Flow”. TV shows, Documentaries and now Hip Hop Talent shows, Netflix is doing it all. The judges on the show include Chance The Rapper, Cardi B and T.I. and the occasional guest judge which in episode one was Snoop Dogg. Due to the similarity in the premise of the show, “Rhythm + Flow” has been compared to X Factor, American Idol and The Voice. Some strongly disagree with those comparisons. Even though they are alike in concepts, a talent performs and either goes to the next round or is eliminated, the shows in my opinion differs from other talent shows. American Idol glorifies putting people down for something they thought they could do best and with the Team aspect in The Voice it becomes more of a competition between the judges than the talents. In “Rhythm + Flow” I actually felt like they were giving them constructive criticism even when they get eliminated.