The Get Down's Shameik Moore on Spotify, bootlegging and starring in a Netflix show

Last night at the MTV VMAs, Found Remote caught up with Shameik Moore, Shaolin Fantastic in Netflix’s The Get Down (a new Baz Lurhmann show about the rise of hip hop in the Bronx in the late 70s). Moore spoke about how the genre has changed with technology platforms like Spotify. He also discussed his takeaways from working with Netflix. The clip from the red carpet is above.

Asked about what his character would think of today’s music streaming services, Moore said that Shaolin “probably wouldn’t have understood the importance of Spotify to our generation.” Moore’s character, who opposes the bootlegging of hip-hop tapes, would probably be quite shocked at how music is consumed today.

Moore also spoke about his experience working on a TV show for Netflix as opposed to a TV network. He said that Netflix “just feels like it’s cooler.” “It seems like a lot more people see it. They take it in differently. It’s like going to an underground rap show, with your favorite underground rap artist versus going to a commercial concert.”

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