The Get Down starring Jaden Smith, Shamiek Moore, Justice Smith, Jimmy Smits, and Giancarlo Esposito hits Netflix this Friday (August 12). The series is about the beginnings of Hip-Hop in South Bronx and is said to have a superb soundtrack. The whole project will be executive produced by Nas and Janelle Monae stopped by Ebro Beats 1 radio show to premiere one of the tracks from the soundtrack called “Hum Along and Dance”.
Monae describes the track as inspired by Jackson 5. Ebro asked Janelle how she connected with The Get Down director and she said: “I’m friends with Baz Luhrmann, who is just an incredible visionary and director. I actually met Baz when I was in Sydney, Australia,” she says, “He came and surprised me and we formed a relationship, he came backstage, and he said, man we need to do something together. We were gunna do another project earlier but we didn’t get the opportunity to do it, and when he started working on “The Get Down” he reached out to me immediately, we met, he showed me the trailer, and I was just blown away.” Listen to the clip above and let us know what you think.