“Rhythm + Flow” premiered October 9, 2019 on Netflix.
The primary objective of the show is to exhibit Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. searching for the next breakout hip-hop star.
Over 10 episodes, the judges Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and T.I. search the country for promising rap artists who can perform and produce. The first week includes four episodes of auditions in four cities, including Los Angeles for the premiere and one for each of the judges’ home cities of Chicago (Chance), Atlanta (T.I.) and New York (Cardi). The second batch winnows the top 30 down with rap cyphers and battle rounds; the third will cull the top contenders by making them create music videos and original songs. This consolidation of stages and staggered rollout marks a genuinely new way of airing a reality show that could very well change the game for how streaming networks approach their programming.