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.
The show ended up being exactly what exactly I didn't want it to be, a drama. And even I began to write what I didn't want to write about, a drama. As the 2nd Part of the 1st season went on I started to notice that the show lost it's essence. The show went away from what made it popular. HIP-HOP and the stories of how HIP-HOP came about. Hip-Hop was what made the Get Down the Get Down, Not the fact that Mylene was a disco star with a dysfunctional family. But the story about the black out of 1977 and how that next day everybody had DJ equipment and a crew. Not Ezekiel going to Manhattan to do an internship only to find out that it was his story of poverty and not his brain that got him in that internship. But It was the story of how the get down part was created and how the Backspin was created and perfected by Grand Master Flash that made this story worth watching.
Also throughout the series Nas rapped as a storyteller. Nas is a legendary MC. He not only lives hip-hop but he is one of the voices of hip-hop, so having him apart of the show is a no brainier. But when the older Ezekiel who makes it as a famous rapstar lip-sings Nas's raps it made the show look like the producers had no brain. This ain't hip-hop? The fact that the older Ezekiel who's younger self rapped non-stop throughout the series did not have enough of a voice to rap on his own, or even be able to rap actual words is not hip-hop. Even if Nas had wrote the bars the older Ezekiel could've still rapped with his actual voice. In hip-hop more than any music genre this is a no-go.
What went wrong? Ultimately the Get Down especially in Part 2 begin to look more like All My Children, a sitcom more than a story about hip-hop. And even though this can be seen as a blow to hip-hop because this means one less show. This does enforce the fact that you can't just put anything on TV, And more importantly you can't get away from what made the show what made it great. HIP-HOP.
So it's only right that Nas himself tell the story of Hip-Hop and the story of the Get Down live on thru the music.