The Get Down is OVER. Not only is the season over but the show is over. Cancelled. Finished. But at the same time unfinished. Because there were plenty of stories that were left unfinished. What happened to Boo-Boo? Did Ezekiel go to Yale? Did Shaolin have to have sex with Fat Annie again? Well that's a yes. We know that. But these questions are also the reason why after only 11 episodes into the first season that the Get Down was cancelled. Why was it cancelled? Who knows why. But I feel like the producers did not help the Get Down's case for being brought back for another season.
"Only from Exile Can We Come Home"
Damn it's finally here. Episode 5 of Part 2. The season finale. Let's see how it all goes down. We start off with Cadillac looking for Shaolin because Shaolin pistol whipped his momma. Yea that happened. But Shaolin and the Get Down Brothers are far gone, they are all forced to leave their homes. And where do they head to? They headed to the Zulu Nation and get are protected there as long as they are down with peace and unity. This is where Ra-Ra comes up with the plan to unite the 3 kingdoms which are made up of Grand Master Flash's crew, Cool Herc's crew, and Afrika Bambaataa's the Zulu Nation crew to stop this novelty record from happening. While all this is happening Mylene is burring her father, while Papa Fuertes is in trouble for arson for burning down buildings he owned and collecting the insurance money. But he doesn't get far because the police arrest him at one of his old construction projects that never happened. At least leave the city.
Episode 4. Not too many episode's left. But this one here!!! This one here!! Got that action! The story starts with Dizzee and his brother Boo-Boo talking, Dizzee is still recovering from that overdose if you remember. They both make some slick comments to each other. They both know that the other has a secret. One's gay and the other sells drugs, but they leave their secrets hidden.. for now.
"One by One, Into the Dark"
It's here Part 2, Episode 3. Let's go! We start out with Ezekiel and Ra-Ra getting approached about coming to one of Afrika Bambaataa show by these two chicks. Will they go? Who knows. Moving to the next scene Ezekiel goes back to the boss of his internship (remember Shaolin pulled a gun out at his Yale party). Well the boss is talking to Ezekiel about how men in power can get anything forgiven or better yet their way. No matter if a gun was involved. Ask Trump if you think I'm lying. So the boss tells Ezekiel that any friend that pulls out a gun isn't a friend at all. So he wants Ezekiel to rat out Shaolin and if does that and then all will be forgiven. Rat out the homie! This ain't First 48 so that ain't happenin. Plus I watched Juice and it ain't too many people with a gun who are willing to be told on. So the boss gets upset and says to Ezekiel, "Don't Bite the Hands that Feeds you.". So Ezekiel stayed true to his hood and his people decides to quit the internship with the unforgettable words,
"Sometimes the means doesn't justify the end."
"THE BEAT SAYS, THIS IS THE WAY"
So we're back. And if you enjoyed episode one's drama then episode two is jam packed with it. We start with the story line of Miles aka Boo-Boo, also the youngest and shortest of the Get Down Brothers. His pockets is low and he wants to get put on by Shaolin. Not because his family is about to get evicted or nuthin like that. Why you ask then? To impress a fucking girl. So Shaolin does just that, he puts him on, thinking he can look over him if he's in his crew better than if he was in a rivals. Then we jump to Mylene. The record company is satisfied with her hit but now they want something a little more edgier. So basically the religious songs ain't cuttin it, they wanna sell sex. And just for historical reference Ezekiel and Mylene go to see the Wiz, which was released in the fall of 1978 for you fact checkers.
"UNFOLD YOUR OWN MYTH"
Here we are again. The Get Down. Back for Part 2. So let's jump into the first episode. The story starts in the Fall of 1978 with our main character Ezekiel aka Books. He is still at his internship in Manhattan high risers where he starts out reminiscing on everything that had happened and everything that had changed in the last year. His girl Mylene is now a disco star which he loves and every other dude also loves too. Still true is the fact that Ezekiel and his friends "The Get Down Brothers" want their own kingdom in New York like the great hip hop crews that have already made their kingdoms in New York.
It's back by popular demand. THE GET DOWN. Part 2!! Nas is back with his storytelling and our main character Ezekiel and his friends 'The Get Down Brothers'. This second part of of the first season is sure to be filled with relationships, drama, and hopefully some lessons in hip-hop. But I know everyday your HUSTLIN, so you might not have a lot of time to watch the show. So for the 2nd time here's your cheat sheet to 'The Get Down' Part 2, minus the Hollywood love bullshit. OK Maybe a little Hollywood love bullshit.
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.