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(BPRW) Netflix’s Hit Music Series 'Rhythm + Flow' Returns With DJ Khaled, Ludacris and Latto Bringing the Heat as New Judges for Season 2


(Black PR Wire) Today, Netflix announced that the hit music competition series Rhythm + Flow will welcome DJ Khaled, Ludacris and Latto as the newest judges for the series’ next season.

The first announced special guest judge is Eminem who will join the competition’s ‘battles’ round from a surprise location. Additional music moguls and industry icons as well as various twists and challenges to be announced at a later date.

The series is currently in production and slated to premiere later this year.

Synopsis: Rhythm + Flow, Netflix’s hip hop music competition hosted by a panel of industry heavy hitters ready to discover the next generation’s rap star. This competition will feature contestants from all over the country who are hungry and ready to prove themselves to see if they have what it takes to take home the grand prize of $250,000 and the title of hip hop’s newest star.

"We are taking things up a notch with a new cast of global hitmakers in our judges and a new pool of undiscovered artists," said Brandon Riegg, Vice President of Nonfiction Series, Netflix. “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."

“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,” said Jesse Collins & Dionne Harmon, Executive Producers, Rhythm + Flow. “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.”

The winner of Rhythm & Flow’s season 1, D Smoke, has since become Grammy and NAACP-nominated.

Rhythm & Flow has also been adapted in other countries, including France and most recently Italy.

Production Companies: Jesse Collins Entertainment, Gaspin Media, and Get Lifted Film Co.

Executive Producers: John Legend, Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, Jeff Gaspin, Jeff Pollack; Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, David Friedman

Source: Netflix