This interview from the New York Post details the story of one of The Get Down’s stars, Tremaine Brown from rapping on the A train in October 2015 to playing Boo-Boo Kipling, a budding musical genius.
Brown grew up in the South Bronx with big dreams of becoming a rapper like his idols Kanye West, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Drake. He regularly rapped for money on the subway, but acting wasn’t even on his radar. That all changed the day he got “The Get Down.”
Read the full article for more information, and be sure to check out The Get Down which premieres on Netflix this Friday, August 12th.