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Rhythm + Flow: Season 1, Episode 9 “Collaborations” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)

by Amari

Some of R&B’s biggest names join our up and coming stars, and one person stumbles during their performance. Can you guess who?


Community Rating: 45.12% (1)


 


Network
Netflix
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

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Recap

You Gotta Have Fun With It: Miguel, D Smoke, Ty Dolla $ign, Troyman, Caleb Colossus, Tory Lanez

One of the things we see a lot of this episode is the more chill rappers, like D Smoke and Caleb, breaking out of their shell. D Smoke, while not bouncing about like Troyman, stepped away from his signature persona and showed he could get down as much as the rest of them. Thus giving you this vibe he can switch it up, depending on the environment and those in it.

The same goes for Caleb. Though still someone I can’t believe beat Sam Be Yourself, he tried to prove he still belonged. However, like last week, there was this vibe he wasn’t in his element, and it showed by the judges noting his energy dropping throughout the performance.

As for Troyman? What can really be said? Is he the top of this show? No. However, it seems clear at this point that he can have a career without winning. Like Jennifer Hudson, amongst many others who didn’t win the shows they were on, there is a strong chance he will have a career. Maybe even one bigger than the winner, commercially anyway.

Get Sexy With It: Jhené Aiko, Flawless Real Talk

Jhené Aiko noting Flawless Real Talk made her nervous.

Flawless Real Talk is really tapping into his sexy without taking his shirt off. It gets to the point Cardi is feeling hot and bothered, Jhené was talking about feeling nervous, and it continued to show Flawless lives up to his name. For whether you are talking about his look, personality, flow, and whatever else you can name, he has that with very few things to take note of.

Well, outside of maybe being too humble. T.I. does get on him for bringing up Kendrick Lamar’s name right after everyone was praising him. But really, all it does is add to the appeal that he can be so confident on stage yet also recognize the shoes he was filling, or standing beside, when it came to the track.

Will One F*** Up Ruin An Opportunity?: Teyana Taylor, Londynn B, Caleb Collossus

Let it be noted, they got these people popping out songs and performing within 48 or 72 hours. There isn’t a whole lot of respect for whether they are parents, what they are going through at home, and with minimal mentorship, everyone is basically on their own. So one person was bound to have a bad day, and it ends up being Londynn B. Someone paired with Teyana Taylor who she gets along with, connected with in a way you can imagine them working together, but she flubs her verse in the performance.

Thus leading to the question, between the person who consistently is towards the bottom and someone who usually is in the top 3, who is going home?

Collected Quote(s) & .Gifs

Cardi B giving a compliment.

Cardi B: That was so beautiful.

If you’re a superstar, you keep the light shining where it’s supposed to, you dig?
— T.I.

I’d rather have an imperfect performance with an impact than a perfect performance with no impact.
— Londynn B

Review

On The Fence

While King Los Does Advise, As The R&B Artists Did This Episode, You Can’t Help But Feel These People Are Thrown To The Wolves

I honestly can’t get past the idea you got these rappers, at various experience levels, all treated like they are just undiscovered talent. And what really bugs me is that these are also people who we are repeatedly told haven’t had the best upbringings, need this opportunity, and are given these epic sob stories, yet there is no one there for them mentally, emotionally, and no form of mentorship. If they don’t call home, then they are just assed.

Also, it kind of sucks they drop these vague ass critiques and leave everyone to obsess over them. If not, like with the issue some have with Troyman’s attire in the beginning, don’t help them create a style that is them yet still can be seen as modern and fly. But, since the beginning, there has been this issue of the show being way too hands-off and then judging these people, all who are barely 30, maybe doing this for a handful of years, for being green. Making it so they had to rise to the occasion and hope they didn’t stumble. All the while, you got folks like Flawless and D Smoke, who clearly are more advanced than most, operating at a level that makes it unfair to the rest.

Londynn B not complaining, but noting how hard the competition is.

Londynn B: This competition is extremely hard.

But, hey, I guess the idea here is no one held Chance, Cardi, or T.I.’s hand, so why should they hold the contestants’?

 

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
Check Out The TV Series & Specials Page
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
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