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First off, there is nothing to really compare this series too, it outright just feels original. A self-proclaimed Mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco — told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world…forever. I quoted Netflix’s description here because of really how hard to explain the show is, the story revolves mainly around Justice Smiths’ Ezekiel, but the supporting characters arcs are just as entertaining and important. Ezekiel begins the series finding himself, writing poems and walking the line of rebellion. Along the way, meeting Shameik Moores’ character Shoalin Fantastic, Ezekiel and crew discover their talent for MC’ing or being Master of Ceremony, a name that marks a main point in the beginning of what today’s rap is. Dealing with music, dance, ethnic tears in the city and even politics in 6 episodes really left me and friends wanting more, but we’ll have to wait a while for season two.

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