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Rhythm + Flow: Cast & General Information (with Spoilers)

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A show/ character guide for Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow featuring who made the cut, their progress throughout the season, and general information.


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Rhythm + Flow Directory

Creator

John Legend, Jeff Gaspin, Jesse Collins

Character Guide

Created

Collected Quotes

Created

Current Status

Active

Where To Buy, Rent, or Stream?
Netflix

Season Reviews

Season 1
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Season/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode InformationTopics & Focused Characters
Season 1, Episode 10 “Finale” [Season Finale]On the season finale, family members are gathered, budgets explode, and the winner of season 1 of Rhythm + Flow is given $250,000 – with no strings attached.
Director(s)Sam Wrench
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/23/2019
  • The First Eliminated: Troyman
  • The Second Eliminated: Londynn B
  • There Can Only Be One: Flawless Real Talk, D Smoke
Season 1, Episode 9 “Collaborations”Some of R&B’s biggest names join our up and coming stars, and one person stumbles during their performance. Can you guess who?
Director(s)Sam Wrench
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/23/2019
Introduced This Episode
HimselfMiguel
HerselfJhené Aiko
HerselfTeyana Taylor
HimselfTy Dolla $ign
HimselfTory Lanez
  • You Gotta Have Fun With It: Miguel, D Smoke, Ty Dolla $ign, Troyman, Caleb Colossus, Tory Lanez
  • Get Sexy With It: Jhené Aiko, Flawless Real Talk
  • Will One F*** Up Ruin An Opportunity?: Teyana Taylor, Londynn B, Caleb Colossus
Season 1, Episode 8 “Samples”Alongside learning who got cut, we get a taste of what these rappers can cook up real quick when the pressure is on.
Director(s)Sam Wrench
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/23/2019
  • Can’t Impress Everyone: Caleb, Sam Be Yourself
  • The Respect Of Your Peers Is Worth It All: Flawless Real Talk, Troyman, Londynn B, D Smoke
  • Elimination Time
Season 1, Episode 5 “Cyphers”While it isn’t clear why a cypher was needed, since many popular rappers wouldn’t be able to do so, this is a competition and contestants have to be put through the ringer.
Director(s)Iren Brown
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/16/2019
Introduced This Episode
HimselfC.Rose
HerselfMaddiemook
HerselfAJ, The One
HimselfKing Vvibe
HimselfKing Los
  • Who Are These People?: C.Rose, Maddiemook, AJ The One, King Vvibe
  • Let The Cyphers Begin
  • There Can Only Be 16
Season 1, Episode 6 “Rap Battles”This episode, they got the contestants battle rapping, and while we lose some good ones, others get reminded many need that $250,000.
Director(s)Iren Brown
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/16/2019
  • You Really Aren’t About This Rap Battle Life Are You?: Felisha George, Caleb Colossus, Big Mouf’Bo, Rae Khalil, Ali, Ariyon
  • You Said Who Won?: Old Man Saxon, D Smoke, Jakob, Troyman
  • I CAME TO BATTLE: Londynn B, Inglewood IV, King Vvibe, Sam Be Yourself, Beanz, Flawless Real Talk
Season 1, Episode 7 “Music Videos”Rhythm + Flow goes beyond what most of its competition does and shows us what these artists are selling. Question is, you buying?
Director(s)Sam Wrench
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/16/2019
  • The Judges Are Iffy: Troyman, Caleb, Big Mouf’Bo
  • Take My Money: D Smoke, Flawless Real Talk, Londynn B
  • Because What Show Doesn’t Have Cliffhangers?: Ali, Sam Be Yourself
Season 1, Episode 4 “Chicago Auditions”Chance is faced with the most 25 and under seen thus far, but them Chicago/Mid-west kids got stories to tell and damn if they won’t make you bop your head.
Director(s)Sam Wrench
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/9/2019
Introduced This Episode
HerselfKaylee Crossfire
HimselfSam Be Yourself
HerselfSasha Go Hard
HimselfNikee Turbo
HimselfAriyon
HerselfBig Mouf’Bo
HimselfJae Ham
HimselfJakob Campbell
HimselfYung Water
  • You Stumbled, But You Going To LA: Kaylee Crossfire, Sam Be Yourself, Sasha Go Hard, Nikee Turbo
  • The Kids Are Alright: Ariyon, Big Mouf’Bo, Jae Ham
  • Always Saving The Best For Last: Jakob Campbell
Season 1, Episode 3 “Atlanta Auditions”We head down to the ATL, and unlike NYC, no one dares bring their sob stories. Instead, many just rap like they trying to compete with Twista or Busta Rhymes.
Director(s)Sam Wrench
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/9/2019
Introduced This Episode
HerselfAmavi
HimselfCaleb Colossus
HimselfBaddnews
Himself2’Live Bre
HimselfTroyman
HerselfLondynn B
  • Some Got Potential But Had To Be Put On Notice: Amavi, Caleb Colossus, Baddnews
  • Skinny Dudes Stay Winning: 2’Live Bre, Troyman
  • There Can Only Be One: Londynn B
Season 1, Episode 2 “New York Auditions”Cardi B hits up S.O.B.’s in New York to find some talent, and… she may have found one that won’t just fill a slot but could also win.
Director(s)Sam Wrench
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/9/2019
Introduced This Episode
Herself$avannah Hannah
HerselfKay Makavel
HerselfBeanz
HimselfCakes Da Killa
HerselfFelisha George
HimselfOnetake Carter
HimselfFlawless Real Talk
HimselfJadakiss
HimselfFat Joe
  • These Sob Stories Gotta Stop: $avannah Hannah, Kay Makavel
  • All My Life I Had To Fight: Beanz, Cakes Da Killa, Felisha George, Onetake Carter
  • The Only One Whose Name Rings True: Flawless Real Talk
Season 1, Episode 1 “Los Angeles Auditions” [Series Premiere]Rhythm & Flow begins with the need to question, to be rap’s next big superstar, what’s more important: Lyricism, being a performer, or accessible to a white audience?
Director(s)Sam Wrench
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/9/2019
Genre(s)Musical, Competition
Good If You LikeHip-Hop/ Rap Music
Introduced This Episode
HimselfTip “T.I.” Harris
HerselfCardi B
HimselfChance The Rapper
HimselfSnoop Dogg
HimselfNipsey Hussle
HimselfAnderson .Paak
HerselfRae Khalil
HimselfAli Tomineek
HimselfD Smoke
HimselfOld Man Saxon
HimselfInglewood IV

The Judges

All grammy winners, with number 1 albums, the judges range from independent artist Chance the Rapper; Cardi B, whose rise can be attributed to social media fame; alongside TI, who came up the way many rappers formerly made it.

Rae Khalil

Rae Khalil Rhythm Flow

Rae Khalil

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Los Angeles Auditions” [Series Premiere]

She is a 22-year-old person from Torrance, California. Someone who has grown up as a bit of an outcast, sometimes being the only Black person in their class, but with a family that worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr., and has held other prominent positions, she is very proud of her culture.

Additional Information About Rae

  • She is a big Chance the Rapper fan

Ali Tomineek

Ali Tomineek Rhythm Flow 2

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Los Angeles Auditions” [Series Premiere]

The slightly nerdy Ali grew up loving magic tricks and enjoys playing around with a Rubik’s cube, if not using it for a prop. However, going deeper into Ali’s story, his mom left him and his siblings when he was 9, and that left his dad to raise 3 kids. Also, when it comes to rapping, he started around the age of 13 and has been uploading videos since 8th grade.

Additional Information About Ali

  • Blamed himself for his mom leaving when he was a child.

D Smoke

D Smoke Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Los Angeles Auditions” [Series Premiere]

At 33 years of age, D Smoke is one of the oldest members of season 1, and the Inglewood, CA native shows it in his maturity. For whether it is showing his bilingual abilities, showing his aptitude for music beyond rapping, noting how his dad, after going to jail, pursued making sure his issues with the law wouldn’t become a generational curse, what we have here is a man.

Additional Information About D Smoke

  • Has been speaking Spanish for 10 years.
  • Plays piano
  • His older brothers, previously, were gang bangers.

Old Man Saxon

Old Man Saxon Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Los Angeles Auditions” [Series Premiere]

From Denver, Colorado comes Old Man Saxon. Someone who has the look and vibe which would make you think he is from Atlanta. However, with him growing up on Rudy Ray Moore (Who is focused on in Dolemite Is My Name) and suiting up in honor of his dad, what makes him different are influences unlike most in the competition.

Additional Information About Old Man Saxon

  • Has two daughters.
  • Mac Dre and Cab Calloway are one of his many influences.

Inglewood IV

Inglewood IV Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Los Angeles Auditions” [Series Premiere]

The 27-year-old from Inglewood, CA is a noted TI fan who, upon introduction, works 2 jobs and lived with his wife and her family, consisting of his wife’s mother, uncle, and grandma. It doesn’t end there, however. In one room, he shares space with his wife, daughter, and they have another child on the way.

Additional Information About Inglewood IV

$avannah Hannah

avannah Hannah Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “New York Auditions”

4 brothers, 1 dad, a mother who died of breast cancer, the 21-year-old young woman from the Bronx has gone through a lot. Hence her seeing the rap game and her talents, as many do, as the means to end the struggle and find splendor.

Additional Information About $avannah Hannah

Kay Makavel

Kay Makavel being interviewed.

Kay Makavel

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “New York Auditions”

From the Bronx, aged 21, you’ve heard of Daddy’s little girl, right? Well, Kay was the equivalent of that when it comes to her relationship to her brothers. Hence why, when one of her older brothers died when she was 13, she shut down for a while. However, with picking up her pen, she found her voice again.

Additional Information About Kay

  • Favorite rappers growing up were Styles P and Jadakiss.

Beanz

Beanz listening to the judges explain what is coming up.

Beanz

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “New York Auditions”

The 24-year-old from Reading, PA, grew up with her dad who was of the streets, and that is the explanation for her demeanor.

Additional Information About Beanz

  • Is Puerto Rican
  • Real name is Sabrina.

Cakes Da Killa

Cakes Da Killa Rhythm Flow Season 1 Episode 2 “New York Auditions” 1

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “New York Auditions”

28 years old, living in Brooklyn, but from Jersey, Cakes Da Killa has been working on their craft for 6 years now. So what has the obstacle been? Well, going by Cardi and the rest, due to him being a gay male rapper.

Additional Information About Cakes Da Killer

Felisha George

Felisha George being critiqued.

Felisha George

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “New York Auditions”

While her grandmother is from the Bronx, 24-year-old Felisha George claims Maplewood, NJ, as her hometown, and with her head wrap and firm belief of knowing who she is, Felisha is one of the most chill in the competition.

Additional Information About Felisha

Onetake Carter

Onetake Carter Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “New York Auditions”

Onetake Carter makes it clear he is a hustler. Not of drugs, but in terms of selling clothes, DJ’ing, whatever he can do so that he doesn’t have to do a regular 9-5 and can pursue his art. Making the eccentric 24 year old from Long Island, NY definitely one already prepped to expand their empire.

Additional Information About Onetake Carter

Flawless Real Talk

Flawless Real Talk being interviewed.

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “New York Auditions”

With three daughters, and another on the way, the 31-year old who reps Providence, Rhode Island, got a lot riding on this. His oldest daughter he had at 15 and with her soon going to college, daddy needs to make that money to support her education and make her proud.

Additional Information About Flawless Real Talk

  • He is Puerto Rican
  • Grew up boxing

Amavi

Amavi Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Atlanta Auditions”

The 23-year-old from Lithonia, Georgia, considers herself more of a poet than a rapper but takes this rap game seriously because her twin brother always pushes her and gives her confidence.

Additional Information About Amavi

  • Her twin brother is at Shawnee Correctional Center on a murder charge after acting in self-defense post a fight at a frat party. Amavi hasn’t seen him in 3 years.

Caleb Colossus

Caleb Collosus Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Atlanta Auditions”

The former college football player, coming from Stone Mountain, GA, went to school for 5 years and realized it wasn’t his thing. So he has since double down on rap, and that led him to Rhythm + Flow.

Additional Information About Caleb

  • Is religious and comes from a religious family.

Baddnews

Baddnews Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Atlanta Auditions”

From Mooresville, NC, this 24-year-old barely made it past the auditions due to claims they freestyled, yet also forgot their lyrics. Leading to some confusion on the judges’ panel, but with TI feeling gracious, he was given the go to head to LA.

Additional Information About Baddnews

2’Live Bre

2Live Bre Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Atlanta Auditions”

From Nashville, TN, 21-year-old 2’Live Bre just wants to bring the fun back to hip-hop and make it so his hometown isn’t just known for country music.

Additional Information About 2’Live Bre

  • Goes to school at Tennessee State University

Troyman

Troyman Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Atlanta Auditions”

Troyman quit his job to join this competition and, like many, lost his mother a few years ago. But that doesn’t discourage the 26-year-old rapper originally from Oakland, CA but currently residing in Atlanta, GA.

Additional Information About Troyman

  • Troyman lost his mom 2 years ago due to her having an overdose.
  • Has 2 brothers.

Londynn B

Londynn B Rhythm Flow

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Atlanta Auditions”

With being the last featured during the Atlanta auditions, we learn a whole lot about Londynn B. Be it the basics, like she is 24 and from Atlanta, the fact her father is/was in jail, so she lived with her grandfather, until he died, and that she had her daughter at 17. Alongside that information, she notes for her hustle she has cut hair, danced, and is currently in a homosexual relationship. As for her orientation? She identifies as a lesbian.

Additional Information About Londynn B

  • Is married

Kaylee Crossfire

Kaylee Crossfire Rhythm Flow

Kaylee Crossfire

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chicago Auditions”

The 28-year-old singer, songwriter, and rapper, who reps Bardi Gang, is from Milwaukee, WI, and formerly went by just Crossfire.

Additional Information About Kaylee

Sam Be Yourself

Sam Be Yourself Rhythm Flow

Sam Be Yourself

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chicago Auditions”

From Detroit, Michigan, the 25-year-old rapper is talented in freestyling and impressed many of the judges during his audition.

Additional Information About Sam Be Yourself

  • Used to bartend and work at restaurants
  • We see one sister in episode 7, and it appears she is the one who introduced him to a lot of hip-hop.

Sasha Go Hard

Sasha Go Hard Rhythm Flow

Sasha Go Hard

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chicago Auditions”

The West Side Chicago native has been rapping so long, that Chance and Twista were familiar with her work. But, at 27 years old, she still is waiting for that chance. One which will get her and her family, which includes her 4-year-old daughter, out of the hood.

Additional Information About Sasha Go Hard

Nikee Turbo

Nikee Turbo Rhythm Flow

Nikee Turbo

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chicago Auditions”

The high energy Nikee Turbo is a 27-year-old from St. Louis, MO, that says he is trying to break generational curses. For with a dad in jail for life, his momma having 4 kids, he isn’t trying to repeat what has been seen or done and do better.

Additional Information About Nikee Turbo

Ariyon

Ariyon Rhythm Flow

Ariyon

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chicago Auditions”

One of the youngest members of the season 1 contestants, at 18, and still in high school, the 18-year-old, South Side Chicago native lives with his mother. Someone who makes it clear he needs to make it for him because she’ll manage. She has, after all, made it this far.

Additional Information About Ariyon

Big Mouf’Bo

Big MoufBo Rhythm Flow

Big Mouf’Bo

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chicago Auditions”

Currently residing in Chicago, the 24-year-old is one of the few who didn’t have to audition to get to LA. Which was a blessing she shared with her grandmother, who she lives with, and makes her feel her deceased mother is looking out for her.

Additional Information About Big Mouf’Bo

  • Her mom died of heart disease when she was 21.
  • Due to her mother’s drug addiction, she lost custody when Big Mouf’Bo was 3 or 4 and her grandma raised her ever since.
  • Based on her song “Capital Hill” it appears she is queer.

Jae Ham

Jae Ham Rhythm Flow

Jae Ham

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chicago Auditions”

One of the youngest in competition, 18-year-old Jae Ham is currently a freshman in college and has been going to performance arts programs, like Luumba Lynx, to hone his craft and stay out of trouble. Also, so that he can keep his younger brother on a straight and narrow path.

Additional Information About Jae Ham

Jakob Campbell

Jakob Campbell Rhythm Flow

Jakob Campbell

Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chicago Auditions”

This 20-year-old from Denver has experienced quite a bit of trauma. Specifically seeing his alcoholic father, who was also a drug addict, abuse his mother. Then, when his father left, when he was 8 years old, experiencing poverty due to his father no longer providing financially. Leading to his mom working 4 jobs, to take care of him and his brother, and sometimes them getting evicted when they couldn’t make ends meet.

Additional Information About Jakob Campbell

C.Rose

C.Rose being interviewed.

C.Rose

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Cyphers”

At 21, the ATL native seemingly wasn’t invested in much since the same episode they are introduced in they are eliminated.

Additional Information About C.Rose

Maddiemook

Madiemook talking to King Vvibe.

Madiemook

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Cyphers”

The 19-year-old from Port St. Lucie was a one-episode person who we don’t learn hardly anything about. Not even what her background is, considering she says the N-word and looks racially ambiguous.

Additional Information About Maddiemook

AJ, The One

AJ, The One being interviewed.

AJ, The One

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Cyphers”

The 23-year-old from Inglewood, CA, we learn nothing about since the first episode we meet her she gets eliminated.

Additional Information About AJ, The One

King Vvibe

King Vvibe being critiqued

King Vvibe

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Cyphers”

From LA, and age 23, King Vvibe grew up with foster siblings who were high-risk gang members.

Additional Information About King Vvibe

  • His father is from Chicago
  • He lost his siblings, a brother and sister, to Chicago violence.

King Los

King Los talking to the contestants.

King Los

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Cyphers”

King Los is a notable battle rapper and acts as a coach throughout multiple parts of the competition.

Additional Information About King Los

General Information About Rhythm + Flow

  • Auditions were held in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, and Chicago for season 1 – with there being 30 chosen overall.
  • The judges for season 1 are Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, and T.I. It isn’t clear if, in later seasons, they will return or other prominent figures might take over.
  • In the competition, the stages are auditioning, cyphers, rap battles, filming a music video, live performances, and being a featured artist on someone else’s track.
  • The winner gets $250,000 – no record contract is mentioned.

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