11 Sep 2019
The October 9th debut will only include the four episodes covering the auditions. You’ll have to wait until October 16th to see the cyphers, music videos and rap battles that define the next three episodes, while the final three episodes (including samples and collaborations) appear on October 23rd.
The teaser trailer doesn’t provide too much of the show’s flavor — it’s not clear if this is different from the usual music competitions or just a streaming-only parallel to shows like America’s Got Talent. There’s no doubt that this is a significant experiment for Netflix, though, and it’s easy to see the format becoming commonplace if Rhythm + Flow rakes in enough viewers.