Later this year, after a 5-year break, Netflix’s popular hip-hop competition reality TV show “Rhythm + Flow” will return for a second season and Eminem will be joining to the cast.
The show that crowned its inaugural champion, Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist D Smoke — and featured guest judges Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, and T.I. — has shaken the series’ lineup dramatically with its new judges DJ Khaled, Ludacris and Latto. In addition, Eminem will serve as a special guest judge for the show’s “Battle Round” competition.
“We are taking things up a notch with a new cast of global hitmakers in our judges and a new pool of undiscovered artists. Hip-hop continues to evolve, so it’ll be thrilling to see Ludacris, Latto and DJ Khaled mentoring contestants during their journeys, along with legendary guest judges like Eminem providing their own brand of insight and advice. We saw this type of life-changing mentorship play out with past contestants whose musical geniuses reached massive audiences across our global platform.” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s vice-president of nonfiction series.
“We are so excited to partner with Netflix for the second season of Rhythm + Flow. This season features a powerhouse panel of judges, each with a distinct and influential role in hip-hop culture. In this significant moment for the genre, the focus extends beyond the music alone. We’re seeking unconventional voices and authentic stories that peel back layers and invite fans to immerse themselves in the contestants’ world as we spotlight the continually evolving spirit of hip-hop.” said Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon, executive producers of the show, in a joint statement.
First season of Rhythm + Flow which aired in 2019, has featured notable guest stars including Miguel, Jhene Aiko, Snoop Dogg and the late Nipsey Hussle. Season one winner, D Smoke, outlasted second-place contestant Flawless Real Talk and won $250,000. Later in 2021, D Smoke was nominated two times at the Grammys, including Best Rap Album category.
Watch the trailer below: