Stranger Things has gone beyond peak hype, and will soon reach the devastating point when MPs tweet that they’re enjoying it. So the arrival of the new massive Netflix original, The Get Down, on Friday is perfectly timed. It’s Baz Luhrmann’s “musical drama” showing how hip-hop was born in a near-bankrupt New York during the 70s. How to prepare for the inevitable Weekend Binge Of Shame? Swot up by watching top documentary Rubble Kings, about the demise of New York gangs; listen to an interview with rap pioneer DJ Kool Herc; and check out a photo essay and longread on how deadly 1970s NYC really was.
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