Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and TI to judge 'Rhythm and Flow', Netflix's hip-hop competition show

Produced by John Legend, the hip-hop themed competition series is set to premiere in the fall of 2019 over 10 episodes

                            Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and TI to judge 'Rhythm and Flow', Netflix's hip-hop competition show

Netflix has signed Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. to serve as judges of their forthcoming music competition show coming to the streaming service next fall. Titled, 'Rhythm + Flow', the show is produced by EGOT winner John Legend and is poised to be the equivalent of the rap world's 'American Idol'.

The competition will hold 10 one-hour episodes in total for the series, with auditions taking place in New York, Chicago and Atlanta. In each city, established rappers who hail from that city will serve as guest judges to help seek out the best unsigned hip-hop artists. While the big prizes for winners and other details about the competition's format are yet to be revealed, artists who are ready and dedicated to apply for a potential audition can do so via Rhythm + Flow's website.

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'Rhythm + Flow' is part of Netflix's recent push into reality television, a genre that has remained largely untapped across streaming services. The reality push at Netflix has been a significant one with hits such as 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy', but it has so-far skirted straight-up competition-based shows like the ones that dominated traditional TV for the better part of the last decade.

That seems to be changing now. In addition to 'Rhythm + Flow', the streaming giant recently premiered 'Westside', a music-themed reality TV show that gave audiences a deeply personal glimpse into the journeys of nine young L.A.-based musicians.

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'Rhythm + Flow' comes to Netflix from executive producers Legend, Jeff Gaspin, Jesse Collins, Nikki Boella, Jeff Pollack, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius. It's being produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment, Get Lifted Film Co. and Gaspin Media. The three main judges will also receive exec producer credits.