The recent news going around in the industry is The Game vs Meek Mill beef. It all started when Meek Mill was in a club in L.A. and The Game warned him that dudes is robbin out here so don't we waitin til the club let out, to get out. I guess Sean Kingston didn't get this message and was robbed for his chain and money. So long story short Sean Kingston heard from Meek Mill that The Game had set him up and had even warned him earlier in the club, of which Meek Mill denied. Months later law enforcement investigators showed up to The Game's place and started asking him questions regarding the robbery of Sean Kingston, which The Game alleges Meek Mill has been speaking to investigators. The Game struck first with his diss track '92' bars. Now both are throwing punches on the same diss track the 'Ooouuu' track by Young M.A.. Lets see who stands up and who gets knocked out.
raise you words, not your voice
Here we are, we made it, episode 6 of the Get Down. Thanks for stickin around, a lot has happened on this journey, but lets get into it. Episode 6 starts out with Shaolin Fantastic explaining what an 'Apache line' is. An 'Apache line' is when a gang beats you for a whole song to jump you in. I hope it ain't the Bad Boy Remix cause I almost didn't survive those. Fast-forward past Zeke killing a roach in front of one of the 6 most powerful men in New York, or the coked out producer trying to eat his way to the top, and also the fact that Shaolin had to kill somebody, so that leaves about 15 minutes. But the final episode is based around two main events: 1) The guy Koch running for mayor and is throwing a political promotional event in the burned down part of the projects, and Zeke plays the poster boy for the ghetto kid that wants a better community and 2) the rap battle.
You have wings, learn to fly
Episode 5 is all about the build up. But let's begin untangling the crazy ass chaos that episode 4 left strand by strand. First we know that the coked out producer that got brought back to life is now playing his heart out trying to convince everyone that he didn't just snort up $40,000. Spoiler alert he did. But he was saved by a pastor who was throwin' stones at everybody, but one thing he forgot is that when you start throwin' stuff, people usually throw stuff back. But instead of yo momma jokes, it was the truth, which is way funnier when you have an instigator or a hypeman. But forreal he was tryna throwin some crazy shade, like I heard you got saved......... in prison. Or I heard you knocked up two chics.........and didn't take care of your illegitimate kids. Fast-forward everybodys happy and recordin' songs about 'feelin you inside' while inside of a church.
forget safety, be notorious
Episode 4 y'all, here we go, we continue with the Blackout still going on. Pop-quiz why was this important again????? If you answered cause there were only 5 crews before everybody started looting places. Then you are correct. If you said cause people started getting reparations, then you obviously flunked history class. So Shaolins stuff got burnt in the fire and a good way to re-up on lost stuff is go to the local black market created from the looting of the Blackout, and buy shit you normally couldn't afford. This was before you could sell your boosted stuff on Craigslist and meet up at QuikTrip. The Get Down Crew was back on the rise, but word gets around fast, especially in the streets, so that fake it to u make it shit don't work. Grand Master Flash finds out that the Get Down Brothers threw the party with a bootleg copy of his tape and that's when Shaolin sets out to find the bootlegger to redeem his name and be able to DJ again.
darkness is your candle
Episode 3 starts a little slow focusing more on getting in the studio and the chic that be curvin dudes is recording a demo, and ohh yea Shaolin was back to man hoein for the dollars. Kind of like when a dude is broke but his ugly chic just got her tax return back so now he comin around more. Most of all it taught us don't ever give your money to a coked out producer, cause 9 times out of 10 you will end up in a studio singing a song called 'Disco Biscuit'.
seek those who fan your flames
I know, I know, episode 1 got a little crazy and your friends might be asking "ay did you watch episode 2?" Hopefully you lied and said the earthquake knocked out your internet or you was at work. But episode 2's craziness starts where episode 1's finished. The Fantastic Four Plus One is sitting in front of Grand Master Flash the 'Father of Hip-Hop' and he reaches in his pocket and pulls out the 'mighty' the 'mystery' the 'opening' I'm not talking about a Harry Potter wand, Homie pulled out a purple crayon. And gave the crew the mystery of the crayon to solve within 24 hours. It was this time when Zeke got a vision from watchin pigeons fly around in circles that the crayon is the key to Grand Master's "quick-mix theory" also known as the backspin technique.
"Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure"
Episode 1 is all about character development and introducing the characters that will eventually make up the story based in South Bronx. So keeping it hip-hop fast-forward the love bullshit. The hip-hop part starts with Grand Master Flash talking to Shaolin Fantastic about getting a record for 'The Get Down' later, as well as finding a wordsmith, two things that will be explained a little later. Fast Forward robbing a record store and getting chased by gangs and the main character Zeke getting curved by the same chick twice in one episode, and this weird shootout in the club. We get back to hip-hop. The local block party, where Grand Master Flash is spinning records, and then Shaolin Fantastic passes him the rare disco record. This is where it gets really hip-hop:
The Get Down has become one of the most talked about shows in hip-hop as of lately. Produced by one of the greatest rappers of all-time Nas, this NetFlix six part series truly shows the essence and the beginnings of hip-hop. But with the everyday hustle and shuffle of life who has time to watch all of the extra stuff that comes with it mainly the drawn out love scenes. So here's your cheat sheet to 'The Get Down' minus the Hollywood love bullshit.